Organisms and their Environment

Each environment an organism inhabits holds a different set of constraints for processes related to the survival, growth, and reproductive ability of a species. Different patterns of temperature, precipitation, seasonality, depth, salinity, pH, and dissolved oxygen among terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are reflected in the different characteristics that an organism exhibits. These characteristics include the … Continue reading Organisms and their Environment

What is Ecology?

Ecology is the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment Ecology is the scientific study of the relationships between the processes behind an organism’s ability to survive, grow and reproduce, and the physical/chemical components (abiotic – temperature, moisture, oxygen concentration, light availability) and the biological/living components (biotic) of their environment. Stemming from the … Continue reading What is Ecology?

IWFF’17 Student Filmmaker Labs

IWFF LABS is an immersive, cross-disciplinary science filmmaking workshop that brings scientists & media creators together to learn effective tools to communicate science, nature, and conservation with broad audiences. IWFF LABS is a new element of the festival in it's 40th year. Over 100 applicants applied and 16 were chosen. Students work with a local … Continue reading IWFF’17 Student Filmmaker Labs

Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals

(Published in The Telomere Times) With it’s eye-catching title, Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals by Australian blogger Becky Crew caught my attention during my trip to Australia last year. A life-long bookworm, I found myself browsing through the shelves of the Parramatta Library within moments of landing on the island continent. Perched … Continue reading Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals