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Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians

...to be the same parasite, all over the eastern part of the United States," said University of Georgia wildlife ecology professor Michael Yabsley, co-author of a study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National of Academy of Sciences...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/parasite-yet-another-threat-already-t
Not For Web
Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

...doesn't directly kill the tree, but can make it vulnerable to insects and another fungus that does, wrote retired ecology professor Mary Willson last year in an article about the phenomenon. Dwarf mistletoe can kill the hemlocks on which it grows...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-23/hunters-find-giant-spruce-burl-burls
Outdoors
Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

...water at speeds of more than 20 mph during Olympic events could collide with floating detritus below the surface.Ecology professor Ricardo Freitas knows all too well the risks. As part of his work with a conservation group trying to save Rio's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-21/rios-olympic-waterways-full-trash-and-
Sports
Bridget Point is in full flower

...occasional humpback whales and harbor seals, lots of gulls and sea ducks. From here, the trail leads along the edge of the forest to the Blue Mussel cabin. Mary F. Willson is a retired ecology professor and a Trail Mix board member.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061106/out_20060611038.shtml
Outdoors
Alaska's vibrant biodiversity displayed along Eagle River

...same if salmon runs declines. The natural history and ecology of Southeast are closely tied to this link between marine, fresh-water and terrestrial systems. Mary Willson is a retired ecology professor and a Trail Mix board member.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080606/out_20060806008.shtml
Outdoors
Cottonwoods color Southeast forests in vivid shades

...used medicinally in many ways in Native cultures - the shoots and buds are said to contain antioxidants and have some antibacterial and pain-killing activity. Mary Willson is a retired ecology professor and a Trail Mix board member.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090306/out_20060903004.shtml
Outdoors
Salmon life cycle enriches Southeast

...hiking the lower parts of the Fish Creek trail, go along Peterson Creek on Douglas, or check out Switzer Creek - but keep an eye out for large furry beasts! Mary F. Willson is a retired ecology professor and a Trail Mix board member.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101605/out_20051016014.shtml
Outdoors
Lots of natural history going on in wetlands

...scratched the surface of the richness of natural history out on the wetlands. Lots more of interest awaits the curious and observant walker on these trails. Mary F. Willson is a retired ecology professor and a Trail Mix board member.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120405/out_20051204002.shtml
Outdoors
Scientists talk on warming's effect on forest

...gathered Wednesday at UAF for the start of a four-day international conference on boreal forests. Terry Chapin, an ecology professor at UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, and the lead investigator at a university research station, said climate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060107/sta_20070601038.shtml
News
Follow the seasons on the Dredge Lake trails

...usual, I've only been able to mention a few of the beautiful or interesting things to be found out here. Go and look for yourself! Seek and ye shall find. Mary F. Willson is a retired ecology professor and a Trail Mix board member.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011506/out_20060115010.shtml
Outdoors

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