Man-induced changes to the natural environment may be the perfect storm for the spread of diseases such as histoplasmosis, hantavirus, Lyme and typhus.
There is always something to explore in nature during the winter. Discover resident birds, identify cold-weather insects, learn about plant adaptations, and enjoy the sunshine and scenery.
Freshwater ecologist Stuart Findlay remarks on SPCA treatment of wastewater by a system that uses man-made wetlands, mimicking the water purification process that occurs in natural wetlands.
Huffington Post follows-up on disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld's warning of increased health risks related to urban rats being displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
Microbial Ecologist Peter Groffman comments on a new study that links increased CO2 and nitrous oxide emissions with worm-ridden soils.
Projects that improve water quality by planting vacant lots, parking strips, and other urban spaces with trees and community gardens also bring people out of doors and teach local kids about their environment.
This summer, 10 undergraduate students will join the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies' research community to carry out science of their own design.
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