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The implications of our Top-Down Systems

The Silliman and Bertness article shows the importance of the trophic cascade. The authors essentially talk about how although a bottom-up approach of nutrients in a system can have an effect on an ecosystem, the main method of regulation is … Continue reading

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Bottom-Up or Top-Down?

Prior to reading Silliman and Bertness’ paper I thought that most ecosystems were bottom-up systems and that physical and chemical factors had the strongest influence on their organisms. After all, the nutrients an organism is exposed to, the environment it … Continue reading

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Dinner at the Cost of Destroying the Environment

When we take resources from our environment, we don’t always consider the potential consequences. ┬áChoices that seem like they wouldn’t affect the environment that much can actually cause far more damage than we realize. ┬áSometimes altering even one part of … Continue reading

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