Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ecology isn't rocket science—it's more complex!

The subtleties required to get habitat right for birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians, especially in highly modified or restored lands, are often beyond our initial naive understanding. As such, the practice of ecology, particularly in dynamic environments influenced by the unpredictable hand of humans, is much more complex than the practice of building a rocket capable of ferrying a person to the moon.
John M. Marzluff, Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2014), p. 181.

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