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  •  Good afternoon (13+ / 0-)

    Sunny and cooler in Tallahassee today - highs in the mid-60s I think.  Quite windy.  Supposed to get down to the upper 30s tonight.

    Long term databases are invaluable.  After the gulf oil disaster in 2010 there was a meeting of ecologists working in the gulf here to discuss how to best use funds from BP or the government to gather useful information.  The big lament was that there was very little in the way of long term  studies of specific locations in or adjacent to the gulf.

    The wildflower work reminds me of the Grinnell resurvey project at Berkeley.  They are attempting to replicate the detailed natural history surveys done 100 years ago to see what has changed.  From the talk I heard a few years ago on mammals they saw a similar pattern to the flowers.  Some species had moved to higher elevations in the mountains but others had expanded in both directions or actually moved lower.  It wasn't at all a straightforward change.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 01:06:24 PM PDT

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