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A forest and its history, threatened

In the wake of wildfires, paleobotanist Peter Wilf and his colleagues call attention to the importance of Australia's ancient forests and their living fossils.
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Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands

Kristina Douglass and her colleagues are exploring how an understanding of ancient practices in times of climate change might help island communities survive. Read More

Proposals being accepted for ecology research funding

The Ecology Institute is calling for proposals that support or align with the institute's themes as well as projects exploring the ecological dimensions of COVID19. Read More

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How does flooding affect homeownership?

“The 100-year floodplain term is a little bit difficult for people to understand,” said environmental economist Katherine Zipp. “It doesn't mean that if it floods this year, it won't flood again for 99 years."

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