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Refuge ecologist enjoys fungus-farming leaf-cutter ants in Costa Rica

...are now locked into it, because in most cases neither can survive and reproduce without the other. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge since 1993. Ed will be teaching his weekly 1-credit "Cycles of Nature" course at...
Refuge Notebook: Retiring refuge ecologist predicts a dry future for the western Kenai

...out. Indeed, I hope they aren't. But it's hard to deny that the trend is well under way Ed Berg just retired as the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, where he worked since 1993. He plans to continue his scientific work on the refuge...
National Geographic quotes refuge ecologist

...Berg has been quoted in numerous scientific journals, magazine articles and newspaper stories while serving as the ecologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the last decade, and this month he adds one more to the list: National...
Refuge Notebook: A journey through botanical time

...opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number...fascinating habitats for vegetation ecologists in that each island is a self-contained...variation-seeking eye of the vegetation ecologist. What was evident was that...lives. Elizabeth Bella is ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife...
A global network for understanding natural sounds

What do you get when you put 10 ecologists and 10 musicians in one room? No, it is not another bad joke...soundscapes. In July, I was lucky enough to be one of those ecologists attending the first-ever workshop of the Global Sustainable...
Nature's gifts and our public lands

...preservation of wilderness John Muir once said "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."Always pragmatic, ecologists have their own term for nature's gifts - ecosystem services. Simply defined, ecosystem services are the benefits to people...
Biologist: stream habitat critical

A local stream ecologist and biology professor contends the near shore habitat of anadromous streams is a critical component of the health of that water...
Testing the waters just a day's work

On a sunny June day as fly fishermen peered down into the Anchor River searching for salmon, Sue Mauger, a stream ecologist with Cook Inletkeeper, also waded the swift waters. Mauger was on the hunt for something equally precious -- at least...
Refuge Notebook: Warm summers prepare for spruce bark beetle return

...trigger another burst of beetle activity. My research as an ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge during the 1990s focused...borrow a term from the 1890s. Dr. Ed Berg retired as an ecologist from the US Fish & Wildlife Service in 2010. He will teach...
USGS: Berry harvests becoming less predictable

...Mulder said. "One of the ways we got around was to have people name their plants." Dr. Katie Spellman, a plant ecologist at UAF who worked with Mulder on the project, performed some of the training in remote villages. She said the data may even...


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