By: Elizabeth M Young
Most coral reefs produce by a sexual process. About 25 percent of corals are hermaphrodic. 75 percent of corals are gonochoristic. Both hermaphrodic and gonochoristic corals have types that reproduce sexually or asexually. Corals predominantly produce sexually, or by the method of gametes (eggs) and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
To understand global warming and cooling, we understand the difference between climate and weather. Much of the argument for or against global warming and cooling is laden with confusion between climate and weather. How can we have global warming when there are places that are...
By: Dawn Lioutas
The Tundra biome can be divided into arctic and alpine. As the names suggest, the arctic tundra is located in the northern hemisphere around the North Pole, while the alpine tundra is located at the top of very tall mountains, such as Mount Everest. Year...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The ocean is the world's largest aquatic biome, and it consists of zones which describe whether there is light to stimulate plant growth which provided nutrients and carbon/oxygen exchange; whether there is depth that increases the pressure and coldness; and whether there is interface with...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are two ways in which global warming can become a myth or a "global" rather than "urban" legend. The first way is in the marketing schemes of those who wish to convince the public that global warming is not truly occurring. One group is...
Experiences in fighting forest fire
By: James Johnson
Fighting forest fires sounds exciting and adventurous with flames raging through the trees and you struggling to save the woods and everything that lives there. It is a very honorable profession, but most of the firefighters are part time and mainly just labor. How can...
Diversity of the Flora of Fan Si Pan
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Diversity of the Flora of Fan Si Pan, the Highest Mountain in Vietnam The highest mountain in Vietnam is Fan Si Pan, located in the northern region near the Chinese border. It reaches an elevation of 3143m and is home to a rich abundance of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The most well known series of disasters related to rain forest ecology are in the deforestation of rain forests. The cycle of full forest through to deforestation to desertification is a good way to explain the ecology of the rain forest in a way that...
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Water Management in Early Cambodia No matter where you look in the world, water management has been an important feature in any culture. Remains from different periods of time in different cultures have survived over the centuries and aerial photography is extremely useful in aiding...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Thermal pollution is generally defined as the discharge of heated water into aquatic biomes. But thermal pollution also covers releases of colder than normal water into the aquatic biomes. The general effect is to raise or lower the temperature of the aquatic biome in ways...

 

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