Wildfires – what happens after them?

Many wildfires start with the help of a human hand (a still burning cigarette was thrown away, campfires, fireworks, etc.). Only a small percent of them are ignited in one of the natural ways (strike of a lightning, volcanic eruption etc.). Fire can also start because of natural processes. If we look at the pile Read more about Wildfires – what happens after them?[…]

What are ecosystem engineers?

First, let me get one thing straight. This term doesn’t have the same meaning as the term keystone species, even though a keystone species usually is an ecosystem engineer. An ecosystem engineer is an organism, that has a crucial role in creating, destroying, modifying and/or maintaining habitat. With their specific behavior, they influence the availability Read more about What are ecosystem engineers?[…]