Resilience and policy

A lot of work on resilience has focused on the capacity to absorb shocks and still maintain function. But, there is also another aspect of resilience that concerns the capacity for renewal, re-organization and development, which has been less in focus but is essential for the sustainability discourse. In a resilient social-ecological system, disturbance has…

Eli the eel: A mysterious migration

They’re slippery. They’re slithery. And while they totally look like underwater snakes, eels are, in fact, unique fish that can breathe  through their skin and even survive out of water. James Prosek tracks the life journey of Eli the Anguilla eel as she (yes, she) travels her mysterious “backward” migration from the sea to fresh…

Voluntariado, ciencia y naturaleza

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cada vez son más frecuentes los programas de voluntariado para la conservación de la naturaleza y el seguimiento de los recursos naturales. El verano pasado me fui con un grupo de voluntarios a la Ensenada de San Simón. Con pocos recursos pero mucha imaginación hicimos una prueba piloto de muestreo de la abundancia de Zostera. Improvisamos…

Las praderas marinas y nosotros

Las personas y los ecosistemas somos muy interdependientes. Con nuestro estilo de vida podemos favorecer la conservación de los valores naturales o por el contrario, producir su degradación y la pérdida de los servicios y bienes que nos proporcionan. Las praderas marinas son ecosistemas importantes en el mantenimiento de la biodiversidad, la protección de la…

Detecting seagrass spatial features using Remote sensing

Remotely sensed data and imagery have been widely applied over the years to coastal environments with varying degrees of success, largely dependent upon the application. Aerial photography, in particular, emerges as a major source of information that has considerable appeal for many coastal applications, primarily because of a user-requirement and desire for “high” spatial detail…