Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Beaver vs. Climate Change

A new report all about beaver by my friend and chief Forest Ecologist at Wild Earth Guardians, Bryan Bird. The report, Beaver and Climate Change Adaptation in North America (pdf) contains a comprehensive review of beaver ecosystem engineering and derived ecosystem services.

Beaver occur throughout most of North America:

And they can help engineer the environment in ways that could benefit us selfish humans. I can't resist a before-and-after.



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