Tag Archives: ecosystem

Conservation and Restoration Ecology: Crash Course Ecology #12

For the past 12 weeks, we’ve been investigating our living planet together, and learning how it works on many levels; how populations of organisms interact, how communities thrive and ecosystems change, and how humans are wrecking the nice, perfectly functioning systems Earth has been using for hundreds of thousands of years. And now it’s graduation… Read More »

Banff National Park – bison calf historic first steps

[guitar music] We’re now sitting here along the Panther River. It’s about 40 km from the nearest trail head in any direction, so it’s the deep backcountry of Banff National Park. This is the place where four months ago we flew sixteen bison in to start our reintroduction project we’re now four months later, it’s… Read More »

Pollution: Crash Course Ecology #11

I think we should do this one outside. This is better. This is beautiful. Just, oh, of course… except for this. Litter – is a kind of pollution, but like barely. Like, I would rather it not be here. It makes me kind of angry and it makes nature less pretty, but environmentally, there’s a… Read More »

Ecosystem Ecology: Links in the Chain – Crash Course Ecology #7

There’s a lot of ideas that we just assume that we know a lot about because we hear about them all the time. For instance, I know what pop music is, but if you were to corner me at a party and say, “Hank, what is pop music?”, I’d be like, “It’s, uh…it’s like, uh…the… Read More »

The Ecological Footprint Explained

Our human activities consume resources and produce waste And nature needs to have the capacity to meet these demands The ecological footprint is a way to measure our human demand on nature Every one of us has an ecological footprint. The footprint represents the impact of a person a household, a city, a business or… Read More »

Insetting Gathers Momentum – Creating Value in Supply Chains & Ecosystems

Plan Vivo recently held a capacity building event in London to discuss the opportunities and challenges of insetting with project developers, researchers, and businesses. “Thank you everybody for coming here today, to our Insetting event ‘Insetting within your Value Chain’ organised by the Plan Vivo foundation. Insetting creates long-term positive change by compensating for the… Read More »

Ecology – Rules for Living on Earth: Crash Course Biology #40

For the last 38 episodes of Crash Course Biology, we’ve talked about how to make an organism. And you know what I’ve learned in those 38 weeks? Putting a living thing together is hard! There are molecules that make up organelles that run cells, which come together to form tissues, which make up organs that… Read More »