Category: Ecology

How Droughts Can Lead to Ecological Devastation

How Droughts Can Lead to Ecological Devastation

How Droughts Can Lead to Ecological Devastation

03/07/20

“How can droughts cause mass ecological devastation?”

 

Water is one of the most important ingredients of life. However, with the changing climate, droughts are becoming more common. When there is an extended period of rain-loss, plants can die out, reducing food sources for animals, cascading until a vast ecosystem death occurs. This is How Droughts Can Lead to Ecological Devastation.

Why Timing for Prescribed Burns in Crucial for Wildfire Resilience

Why Timing for Prescribed Burns in Crucial for Wildfire Resilience

Why Timing for Prescribed Burns in Crucial for Wildfire Resilience

02/06/20

“Why is it important for resilience that we perform prescribed burns at the right time?”

 

Prescribed burning is one of the most common methods for making a landscape more resilient to wildfires. However, some native plant life might be adapted to burn at certain times of the year. If they are lit on fire outside of this time period, then ecological mayhem may ensue and end up harming the environment. This is Why Timing for Prescribed Burns in Crucial for Wildfire Resilience.

 

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