How to Think Like an Ecologist

Join John Muir Laws and special guest Iain Campbell for a discussion and exploration of ecological thinking and visualization. Explore why interpreting habitats with animals included is far more important than just botanical classifications. How does using climate graphs really make you understand how the forests function and relate to each other. Examine the problems with representing habitat when habitat photos alone don’t convey the feel of the forest. How to use a graph to show latitude and precipitation to show if habitats are more influenced by temperature or precipitation. Discover how triangle graphs show the relative influence of water, drought, or fire. These ideas will help you think about natural systems and give you system visualization ideas for your own journaling.