“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Everglades 1

Wet prairies
3' to 21' big cypress national preserve
Big biological shift
Slews with sedge
Ridges that intersigitate the slews
North south water flow affects the dynamic
Losing that pattern in the landscape
If you lose relief between wet and dry zones then ecology drastically shifts
Ridges aren't easily seen as discrete
SW 8 St runs across Everglades
Huge fires burned peat
FL peatland here and around Caribbean basin function differently
Sci study as a way to fund management

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