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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 42–45.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of flora available to them. The discovery is one of several recent examples of microgeographic divergence that point to greater biodiversity than biologists had come to expect. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Island scrub-jay California Channel Islands Santa Cruz...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Hiroko Yoshimoto Seven oil paintings and watercolors from artist Hiroko Yoshimoto’s Biodiversity series. In a brief introductory essay, Ursula K. Heise notes that “Varied shapes call up the enormous range of biological forms, from a single cell seen through a microscope and the texture of a sea...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 12–23.
Published: 01 September 2015
... technologies, satellite remote sensing, and crowd- sourced observations of biodiversity from citizens (check out our iNaturalist.org platform), to describe the changing patterns of life on Earth. We are seeing a scientific renaissance blossoming in the world s natural history museums, with California leading...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
... us. And cities are a crucial site for conservation science and solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century: population growth and urbanization, threats to ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change, and sustainability in a world of inequal- ity. What better place could there be for...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Pacific world. The concurrent Panama-California Exposition in San Diego was only slightly less ambitious it simply wanted to position Biodiversity #22 by Hiroko Yoshimoto. San Diego as the vanguard of the American inheritance of the Spanish conquest of the Southwest and the Pacific. Under all the happy...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Notes For title quote see, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, The Lotus and the Rose Sunset Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 6 (Jun., 1914), 1288. Seed catalog images courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Los Angeles County Arboretum, and California Historical Society. 1 Frank Morton Todd, The Story of the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
... California project Biodiversity Science: City and Nature BioSCAN urban nature Insects lila higgins and emily hartop Looking for Nature in LA The view from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County E ditor s Note: The natural history museum is a venerable seventeenth-centuryinstitution. But...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... sensitive to the preservation of biodiversity and understand how geography and genetics shape species, the limitations of Muir s seem- ingly subjective criteria have become more and more appar- ent. The geographic areas that support species that we hope to preserve may shift outside the borders of our...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 70–75.
Published: 01 September 2014
... recreation indicates that Americans are shifting away from an appreciation of nature and toward videophilia which they define as a ten- dency to focus on sedentary activities involving electronic media Such a shift, they conclude, does not bode well for the future of biodiversity conservation In an...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... University of California, Los Angeles, and the director of the La Kretz Center for Califor- nia Conservation Science, a part of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Boom: What do we need to do now to preserve biodiversity in the future in California? Brad Shaffer: One of the things I am...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 96–103.
Published: 01 December 2012
... conflicts between human beings and our environment in california: not just wildland fires but also habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and biodiversity decline. encroaching air and water pollution. mountain-lion kills of pets C o n t e s t e d G r o u n d howard v. hendrix WUI Space the language of...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
... biodiversity conservation programs. Critics consider such plans end-runs around the federal Endangered Species Act, and point out that they do little to recover listed species and may even hinder other recovery efforts. Either way, the stakes are high. When completed, the plan will provide a framework for...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... transportation system, sometimes emulate suburbia. An animal species dies out when its ecosystem is severely compromised. Biodiversity is reduced. The story of the human species and its ecosystems is even more complicated. Instead of the species as a whole, what becomes endangered when a cultural ecosystem...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 03 March 2012
... commons is the oceans and the atmosphere and biodiversity and so on, all that was here before us. We can bang on it pretty hard, a lot of it is ex- tremely robust but it goes better if we back off half a turn and don t hit natural systems quite as hard, quite as often. But some of this stuff has been...