Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: environment fish ecology hurricane fishing food-webs research-brief marine-biology ecosystems texas cyclones gulf-coast trophic-cascade oyster-reefs
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biology shellfish worms calcium-carbonate aquaculture food-webs ecosystems invasive-species parasites zoology scallops abalone larvae
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
March 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: climate-change insects carbon biology plants carbon-dioxide-co2 nutrients entomology kansas bugs grasshoppers food-webs prairies research-brief
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