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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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The Brooks Peninsula in B.C. as an Ice Age Refugium

One of the interesting things I learned about in the phytogeography course was that there was a glacial refugium right here in B.C., located on the Brooks Peninsula of Vancouver Island (see point A on the map). So I wondered, how was it determined that this was a glacial refugium, and what evidence was taken

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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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Getting Started with Moodle – Posting #1

This posting is meant to be the first in a series, as I learn how to work with Moodle. Moodle is a free open-source content management system (CMS) or also known as an LMS or Learning Management System. I am interested in setting up and learning Moodle to use in a corporate setting, but Moodle

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