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MUSE Ecologie 4
Charles Darwin based a lot of his ideas on evolution upon the observation of....
The diversity of colourful cichlid fishes in Lake Victoria which he visited on his voyages through Africa
The diversity of beetles in the English countryside where he lived with his wife Emma Wedgwood
The diversity of finches on the Galapogos islands which he visited on board of HMS Beagle
Eutrophication of lakes in Switzerland is a problem that we have solved. Science moves on...
Species going extinct is part of nature, it has happened before, it will happen again, nothing to worry about really...
With so many biologists who have studied nature for 100s of years, surely the majority of insects (for instance) must be known...
We humans have a global lifestyle. Beacuse of this we also spread plants and animals around the world. This is...
Good. It just increases biodiversity on the various continents
Bad. Those exotic species are a threat to native flora and fauna
The value of ecosystem services which we receive "for free" from nature every year is worth as much as the GDP - PIB - of USA and China put together...
Ecosystem services are a way to translate the value of nature into dollars. I think this is...
A good idea. Now when we talk with economists at least they can understand us
A bad idea. Nature is too valuable, precious and beautiful to translate into someting vulgar like money
The UN Millenium Ecosystem Asessment describes 4 scenarios for our future. Which scenario would you choose (just on basis of its name)...
Order from Strength
Environmental crises - climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity etc - do not work in isolation but interact. Which mode of interaction between crises would represent a worst case scenario...
Ultimately I believe we humans are capable of making a switch to a sustainable future. You just wait and see...
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