#Bioindicator

1,062 posts

Nest box checks as part of our avian bioindicator baseline monitoring program - nothing but chickadees, vultures, osprey and a sleepy raccoon to keep us company, and all respected social distancing requirements. Special thanks to Lisa Baile and Peter Pare for hosting the chickadee study on their property, and for their commitment to protect this beautiful tract of coastal forest. #penderisland #southerngulfislands #nestbox #conservation #bioindicator

The first green tree frog of the season on my front porch who, like me, is climbing the walls... #greentreefrog #frog #frogs #savethefrogs #frogsofinstagram #cutefrog #bioindicator #greenfrog #onmyporch #forsythcountyga

This photo of Seagrass🌱 in Roebuck Bay looks like it could be from any perspective! Anywhere from a close up🔎 all the way to a satellite🛰️ photo! ⠀ ⠀ How do you think this photo📷 was taken?⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

TIPS LAVADO Lavar a seco o mano con agua fría, sin refregar ni retorcer. Usar jabón neutro. Enrollar en una toalla seca para quitar el exceso de agua. Secar colgada o en horizontal #Morasi WASH TIPS Dry clean or hand wash in cold water, without scrubbing or twisting. Use neutral soap. Roll up in a dry towel to remove excess water. Dry hanging or horizontally #mora @promotoresods #sedaorganica #ods12 #ods #mujeresemprendedoras #seda #silk #biotechnology #bioindicator #organico #sustentable #agenda2020 @proyectoseda @premiosverdes @promotoresods #sericiculture

Piece 11: The Kurdistan Newt • The Kurdistan newt, is a species of salamander found in areas of Iran, possibly Iraq, and possibly Turkey. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rivers. • It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Redlist of threatened species. A major threat to this species has been a series of severe droughts affecting its breeding habitat. Stream water is being extracted by nearby orchards and wheat fields, and some water contamination near villages is causing decline in populations. A recently increasing threat has been the involvement of this species in the illegal pet trade, especially in pet shops in Iran. • Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurergus_derjugini and http://www.amphibianark.org/kurdistan-newt/ • • #painting #paint #gouache #gouachepainting #newt #amphibian #rocks #dots #yellow #purple #kurdistannewt #kurdistan #iraq #iran #criticallyendangered #endangeredspecies #endangered #drought #water #pettrade #climatechange #habitatdestruction #pollution #pesticides #bioindicator #environment #environmentalist #environmentalart

The silkworm is an environmental Bioindicator informs us that we are in a healthy and healthy environment, free of chemicals. #morasi #sedaorganica #ods12 #ods #mujeresemprendedoras #seda #silk #biotechnology #bioindicator #organico #sustentable #agenda2020 @proyectoseda @premiosverdes @promotoresods #sericiculture

🤔 Did you know seagrass🌱 is one of the worlds most rapidly declining ecosystems?? ⠀ ⠀ A soccer ⚽️ field worth of seagrass disappears every 30 mins due to things such as coastal development and pollution 😲 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

Porosty. Czułe biowskaźniki czystości atmosfery, symbioza grzybów - workowców lub rzadziej podstawczaków z glonami - głównie prokariotycznymi cyjanobakteriami lub eukariotycznymi zielenicami. Niektórzy uważają tę relację za związek mutualistyczny, inni jako symbiozę antagonistyczną:) Czyż nie są fascynujące? Zarówno ich formy, jak i nazwy: misecznica wytworna, nibypłucnik wątpliwy, liszajecznik odmienny, mąklik otrębiasty, chrobotek reniferowy, biedronecznik zmienny, pawężnica psia, obnożyca opylona, otwornica dziurawa, przylepnik okopcony, przystrumycznik dziwlikowy... Zawsze zastanawiałam się, kto je wymyśla 😀 #porosty #symbioza #leśnecuda #bioindicator #bioindividuality #bioindicatorsofpollution #lasypanstwowe #forestlover #forestgirl #forestphotography #tree_magic #splendid_woodlands #wintermemories #wintercharm #winterwonderland #heart_imprint #total_trees #total_naturepics #rsa_vsco #rsa_outdoors #tv_hiddenbeauty #tv_closeup #tv_allnature #country_features #country_stilllife #transfer_visions #ig_shotz #ig_eternity #naturelover

Who knows about lichens? They don’t make for beautiful photos but these often-overlooked fuzzy patches growing on the grounds close to our clifftop are an excellent bio-indicator of the great quality of clean, fresh air that abounds here @quintaalbasol. . 🌍 . #lichens #lichen #bioindicator #freshair #cleanair #cleanairplants #noairpollution #nolightpollution #wildalgarve #secretalgarve #algarvecoast #summerhome #coastalfarm #farmhouse #rusticvilla #clifftopvilla #holidayhome #vacationrental #eventvenue #retreatvenue #weddingvenue #destinationweddingvenue #algarvevenue #algarveweddingvenue #secludedbeach #comevisitus #algarve #portugal

Ph: @raffins Lichens are important environmental indicators (bioindicators), in fact they are very sensitive to some pollutants such as sulfur dioxide. Lichens develop only in the presence of a relatively healthy environment: they tend to disappear in the presence of air pollution. Due to the sensitivity of lichens, in recent years, with increasing pollution, we are witnessing a progressive reduction of lichen species. The so-called "lichen desert" represents a dramatic condition from an environmental point of view because it indicates a bad air quality. . I licheni sono importanti indicatori ambientale (bioindicatori), infatti sono molto sensibile ad alcune sostanze inquinanti come l’anidride solforosa. I licheni si sviluppano solo in presenza di un ambiente relativamente sano: tendono a scomparire in presenza di inquinamento atmosferico. A causa della sensibilità dei licheni, negli ultimi anni, con il crescere dell’inquinamento, stiamo assistendo a una progressiva riduzione delle specie di licheni. Il cosiddetto “deserto lichenico” rappresenta una condizione drammatica da un punto di vista ambientale perché è indice di una cattiva qualità dell’aria. . #lichens #licheni #bioindicator #climate #airquality #pollution #environment #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #plant #botany

La nostra area anfibi🐸 all'@antica_acquacoltura sempre più ambita da rane e tritoni. Oggi è arrivata una rana appenninica colma di uova❤ . #bioindicator #biodiversity #forestecasentinesi #foreste_casentinesi #parcoforestecasentinesi #parconazionale

Sieh mal genauer hin 🔍 Flechten (Lichenes) sind keine eigenständigen Pflanzen, sondern Doppelorganismen, die in einer sog. Hunger-Symbiose zusammenleben. In den meisten Fällen handelt es sich um Schlauchpilze, die mit Algen oder Cyanobakterien zusammenleben (ca. 2000 Flechtenarten in Mitteleuropa). Während der Pilz Wasser & Mineralien, sicheren Halt und Austrocknungsschutz sicherstellt, kümmern sich Algen oder Cyanobakterien um die Fotosynthese für bspw. Zucker & Stärke - eine win-win-Situation. Ändern sich die Umweltbedienungen zugunsten eines Partners, kann die Symbiose auch gelöst werden. Wie Moose & Farne sind auch Flechten blütenlose Sporen-Pflanzen und haben obendrein keine Wurzeln - daher nehmen sie Wasser & Nährstoffe praktisch komplett und ungefiltert aus der Luft auf (Regen, Tau, Luftfeuchtigkeit). Da ihnen auch ein Ausscheidungssystem zur Ausleitung von Giftstoffen fehlt, sind sie sehr empfindlich ggü. Schadstoffen aus der Luft. In besonderem Maße übernehmen sie daher die Funktion von Bioindikatoren, sind also Zeigerpflanzen für Umweltverschmutzung (Schwefeldioxid/Schwermetalle). Gut die Hälfte von knapp 1.700 untersuchten Flechten in Deutschland sind gefährdet und stehen auf der Roten Liste für gefährdete Pflanzen vom Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN). Wenn ihr also viele wohlgeformte Flechten sehen könnt, atmet tief ein 😉 #flechten #saubereluft #gesundheit #health #healthylifestyle #gesundeluft #bio #artenvielfalt #biodiversity #bioindicator #umweltschutz #umwelt #umweltbewusst #umweltbildung #naturschutz #artenschutz #glottertal #freiburg #freiburgimbreisgau #freiburgliebe #dreisamtal #schwarzwald #schwarzwaldliebe #wandern #wandernmachtglücklich #wanderlust

Piece 10: The Firefly or Lighting Bug • These are soft-bodied beetles that are commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey. • Fireflies are found in temperate and tropical climates. Many are found in marshes or in wet, wooded areas where their larvae have abundant sources of food. Some species are called "glowworms" in Eurasia and elsewhere. • Firefly populations are declining worldwide, for a variety of reasons. Fireflies, like many other organisms, are directly affected by land-use change (e.g. loss of habitat area and connectivity), which is identified as the main driver of biodiversity changes in terrestrial ecosystems. Pesticides and weed-killers have also been indicated as a likely cause of firefly decline. Finally, since fireflies depend on their own light to reproduce they are also very sensitive to environmental levels of light and consequently to light pollution. Multiple recent studies investigate deeply the effects of artificial night lighting on fireflies. • Fireflies are a good flagship species to attract public attention; good investigation models for the effects of light on nocturnal wildlife; and finally, due to their sensibility and rapid response to environmental changes, good bioindicators for artificial night lighting. • Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly and @cnnclimate • • #painting #paint #gouache #gouachepainting #bug #insect #leaves #yellow #firefly #lightingbug #glow #fireflies #habitat #criticallyendangered #endangeredspecies #endangered #climatechange #habitatdestruction #lightpollution #pollution #pesticides #bioindicator #environment #environmentalist #environmentalart

This stylet-bearing, juvenile predaceous nematode can be visibly seen by the naked eye, but a microscope is still required to identify its mouthparts. It feeds on and regulates the abundance of plant-parasitic nematodes. ... Large, predaceous nematodes are bioindicators of soil quality. "Being one or two steps higher in the food chain, they integrate the physical, chemical and biological properties related to their food resources" (Bileva, 2014). And unlike soil microbes, soil fauna, such as nematodes, have slow growth and their longer life cycle make them more temporally stable. At the same time, continuous nutrient fluxes in the soil do not profoundly affect their population. ... Habitat: grass Location: Burnaby, British Columbia ... For more information on our new Comprehensive Nematode Analysis Package, visit www.rootshootsoils.com.

🤔 Did you know boat use is one of the major threats to seagrass🌱?⠀ ⠀ Whether its anchoring in seagrass meadows, propeller scars from being in water that is too shallow to actual boat🚤 groundings- all these are avoidable threats that face seagrass. These activities rip up seagrass roots and destabalise the ecosystem, becoming major threats as small scars can become like major roads through the meadow with continued use.⠀ ⠀ Restoration of these can take up to 1️⃣0️⃣ years, as once seagrass is uprooted it can lead to erosion of the sand banks it grows in- Imagine all the work that goes into planting a flower🌼 bed except underwater! ⠀ ⠀ Through greater community outreach, and boater education these are some of the threats that can be easily managed! ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

Next phase of life 🐞🐝🦋 This is shed exoskeleton left behind by a mayfly subimago after molting/emerging into adulthood. Sometimes you can see these left behind on your windows or glass doors. Mayflies are fascinating creatures - the larvae serve as bioindicators to measure how healthy our nature is 🌱 Yet their adult life is short and cruel, living for just one day, which they must mate and lay eggs before they die en masse 😢 #entomologist #entomology #mayfly #ephemeroptera #nature #exoskeleton #insects #insectsofinstagram #circleoflife #bioindicator #science #biology #todayilearned #biodiversity #lifecycle

The low tide🌊 brings out a whole different perspective👁️ of Roebuck Bay. ⠀ ⠀ The seagrass meadows of our Bay are normally covered but because of the HUGE tides we have here we get to see them in all their glory - But only on the lowest⬇️ of low tides ⠀ Does this look like a Forrest to anyone? ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

. Try to be the worst Euphaea variegata (Rambur, 1842) [♂] Family : Euphaeidae #insects_of_our_world #odonates #odonatanusantara #capungindonesia #bioindicator #dragonfly #dragonflyphotography

La natura non è in quarantena. Salamandrina del Savi (perspicillata) poco dopo la deposizione delle uova@il_gambs . #inquietecooperativa #forestecasentinesi #foreste_casentinesi #pratomagno #casentino #biodiversitàacquatica #bioindicator #biodiversity

Be green on Frog Day! Frogs are amazingly adaptable, living on both land and water. They are predatory in nature and have a huge appetite for flying and crawling creatures or insects, as such, they play a vital role in maintaining the balance in nature. But in recent years they have been on the decline, due to human activity, and fungal infections. For World Frog day we can look towards ways of providing a safe environment for their survival as bio-indicators, as well as for our own environment. #worldfrogday #frogday #frogs #water #bioindicator #habitat #water #amphibian #wildlife #biodiversity #nature #conservation #TUCanada #environment #water #canadaswater

Today is World Frog Day! Frogs are amphibians and breathe through their skins, which is why you should never handle a frog without washing your hands. Frogs are bioindicators, which means they can be used to determine the degree of environmental pollution in an area. Besides this, they are important food sources for many bird species and larger animals. ⁣ ⁣ The next time you see cute tadpoles swimming in a puddle or pond, resist the urge to scoop them up and let them play their important roles in the ecosystem! ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: APE Malaysia/Mark Louis Benedict⁣ ⁣ #Frog #Amphibian #WorldFrogDay #Biodiversity #Bioindicator #Ecosystem #FoodChain #Environment #Pollution #Wildlife #Conservation #APEMalaysia

🤔 Did you know just like plants on land, Seagrass 🌱is an important sediment stabiliser? ⠀ ⠀ Because Seagrass has roots (unlike seaweed) it is able to help seabeds retain their structure in the moving tides 🌊helping to create a constant habitat for different sea creatures, big or small! ⠀ ⠀ It constantly is building and securing sediment which can buffer the coast from erosion, storms and flooding.⠀ ⠀ This is one of seagrass' unique strengths! 💪⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

Un  #bioindicador  o indicador biològic, és una  #espècie  (espècie indicadora) o grup d'espècies que reflecteixen fàcilment l'estat biòtic o abiòtic del  #mediambient ( #Viquipèdia). En altres paraules: trobar certes espècies d'animals en una zona concreta, en aquest cas el sòl de #casa, indica que no hi ha #productescontaminants a la zona i hi ha un sòl ric en #nutrients on pots trobar #diversitat de vida. És un petit exemple de molts altres factors que es podrien trobar. . . Un bioindicador o indicador biológico, es una especie (especie indicadora) o grupo de especies que reflejan fácilmente el #estadobiótico o #abiótico del #medioambiente ( #Wikipedia). En otras palabras encontrar ciertas especies de #animales en una zona concreta, en este caso el suelo de casa, indica que no hay productos contaminantes en la zona y hay un suelo rico en nutrientes. Es un pequeño ejemplo de muchos otros factores que se podrían encontrar. . . A #bioindicator or biological indicator is a #species (indicator species) or group of species that easily reflects the #biotic or abiotic state of the #environment (Wikipedia). In other words, finding certain species of animals in a specific area, in this case my house soil, indicates that there are no #pollutingproducts in the area and there is a soil rich in nutrients. . . #ant #cucs #anelid #rescuewildlife #conservationbiology #wildlifeconservation #nativefauna #ajudaralanatura #conservation #mediambient #florayfauna #hormiga

🐟In diretta la prima-vera schiusa di quest'anno. Avannotti di trota autoctona all'@antica_acquacoltura 🥳 La nostra mission di conservare la biodiversità non si ferma❤. . #inquietecooperativa #savebiodiversity #bioindicator #biodiversity #anticaacquacoltura # #forestecasentinesi #parconazionaleforestecasentinesi @parcoforestecasentinesi @regionetoscana @po_feamp #foreste_casentinesi @pratomagno1592 #pratomagno

"Welcome to Hell[bender]" 🔥 Another break from inverts to bring you Hellbenders! 🔥 Scientific name Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, Eastern Hellbenders are a species of giant aquatic salamanders. They are the only extant (living) species of their genus. 🔥 This species breathes via cutaneous respiration (breathing through skin) through dorsoventral (sides of its body) skin folds. Because breathing occurs through skin, these critters require fast, highly oxygenated water and are very sensitive to habitat loss.

For the #FrogFriday today, here is my frog. It is quite lucky to find frogs in high altitude. One of the example is bush frogs (Rhacophoridae: Philautus spp.), which live on vegetation of this mossy forest at 2000 m asl. This frog is abundant in such habitat although water resources is minimal. The frog size is so small (about 15 mm on average). I spontaneously used my thumb as a scale, and it is so cute when it stares on. #amphibians #bioindicator #frogs #frogfriday #animal #photography #wildlifephotography #forest #nature #nationalparks #sumatra #indonesia #exploration #research #globalwarming #highland #mountain #rainforest

Spotted these beauties while surveying a new project. 🌿They bought me back to my uni days, when I was studying Evolutionary Botany.🌿 I used to love observing lichens at the microscope. Such a fascinating small world! 🌿 Did you know they are good Bioindicators and each of them is an association of at least two organisms? #Lichens #Fungi #Algae #Orchard #LandscapeDesign #gardendesign #landarch #biodiversity #survey #landscape #naturesfix #cyanobacteria #britishcountryside #AppliedEcology #EvolutionaryBotany #PlantMorphology #plantphysiology #microlandscape #bioindicator