Category: Featured Articles

The Effect of Shrubification on Collared Pikas in a Changing Arctic Ecosystem

It is often easy to ignore the effects of climate change when those effects don’t have a direct impact on your immediate surroundings. However, if you take a closer look at the more northern habitats, you will see how climate change is affecting both the local tundra ecosystems and the animals who call that area

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Big Tree Trail on Meares Island

Tofino is known for its great surfing beaches and community, but there are also some fabulous places to hike. One such place is the Big Tree Trail located on Meares Island about half a kilometre across the water from Tofino. This trail features some of the largest and oldest Western red cedar trees in the

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Cycads: Are we pushing them to the edge of extinction?

Cycads are gymnosperms arising from an ancient lineage, and are considered to be the most primitive of the living seed-bearing plants (Norstog 1997, Jones 2002).  Certain aspects of their biology and life cycle, are combining with human activities to push them to the edge of extinction (Norstog 1997, Jones 2002, Terry 2008). Cycads have been

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Getting Started with Moodle – Posting #2

I now have a Moodle learning site set up through Ninehub.com and chose a site name: http://jacbird.freewebclass.com I chose a theme by clicking on Appearance → Themes → Theme Selector, and a fully functional Moodle site was ready!   My next stop was browsing through the Moodle documentation for teachers, located here: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Getting_started_for_teachers You can

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