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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: A journey through botanical time

...exciting opportunity for a vegetation ecologist. My recent trip to a number of Aleutian...variation-seeking eye of the vegetation ecologist. What was evident was that each island's...our regular lives. Elizabeth Bella is ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
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...
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...
Fire crews battling 2 large tundra wildfires

...forests, and tundra fires tend to be smaller, but they are not unheard of, according to Fish and Wildlife Service fire ecologist Lisa Saperstein.Tundra fires are more common in southwest Alaska, but rare in the far north, she said. In 2007, a lightning-caused...
Study: Frog deformities could be related to warming, copper, tadpoles spent more time swimming deep if the water was clean, said Mari Reeves, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ecologist. Tadpoles in water with copper spent more time being stationary and near the surface, making them vulnerable to attack that...
Refuge Notebook: Nature's first green is gold

...moment this spring to appreciate the ephemeral golden beauty of nature's first green. Dr. Elizabeth Bella is the vegetation ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more information at or http...
Global change, local action

...amazing scientists."The five scientists who presented at the conference were local researchers including salmon stream ecologist Sue Mauger of Cook Inlet Keeper, Steve Baird of Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Mitch Michaud of the United States Department...


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