To continue my series on rainforest ecology, let's take a look at the birds that live in this fascinating area. Evolution Neotropical birds were evolved from dinosaurs from possibly up to 125 million years ago, having both inherited reptile features and feathers. From there, different birds, for example the chaffinches and the bramblings, were separated, … Continue reading An Introduction to Neotropical Birds
Known for his ability to recreate Russian life succinctly through representative anecdotes, Anton Chekhov creates female protagonists who uphold morals and expose flaws of Russian society through silent suffering and endurance. Due to their honesty and innocent malleability, these females are wronged and exploited as marginalized members of society. Olenka, Anyuta, and Vanda, from “The … Continue reading Passive female figures in Chekhov’s “The Darling”, “Anyuta”, and “A Gentleman Friend”
Ecological knowledge is often lost in wealthier communities and countries, according to a study published by the University of Essex in 2007. Traditional Ecological Knowledge, or TEK, is lost when traditional communities become less reliant on local resources and begin adopting modern lifestyles, rendering TEK irrelevant. This loss of knowledge is important, because it can … Continue reading Strong Inverse Correlation Between Ecological Knowledge and Income Levels
Once in a while my notes look nice. In the spirit of exam week(s) happening all over the world right now, here's some study inspiration.
A pastiche on Federico García Lorca's "Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias", a poem in four parts. The poem is an elegy that Lorca wrote for his close friend, a bullfighter, or matador.