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32. Why doesn’t your website call for specific actions? For example, one could plant productive forests thus making money and at the same time improving the environment.
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Answered 17 December 2016.
Question author: Oleg and other readers.
Asked 22 May 2016.
31. Dear Authors! Please explain what your grounds are when you state that forest evaporation exceeds oceanic evaporation. For example, in the book of V.V. Rakhmanov “Hydroclimatic role of forests” Moscow 1984 there is an overview of two centuries of measurements and calculations, according to which forest evaporation or transpiration does not in any way exceed oceanic evaporation, not being even close. Thank you in advance for your response.
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Answered 30 January 2016.
Question author: Vladimir.
Asked 28 January 2016.
30. In “Ecology and life” magazine (No. 10, 2010, in Russian) there was an article “Global ecological crisis and biotic regulation” by V. Savenko. The author considers evidence from geochemistry, the so-called “big” or geological matter cycling, which is not affected by the regulatory functioning of the biota. In other words, some limits to the biotic regulation theory are outlined. I would be grateful for your comments on this matter. Thanks in advance.
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Answered 28 January 2016.
Question author: Igor Reyf.
Asked 21 January 2016.
29. Does biotic pump work on a small scale?
"Biotic pump theory explains the role of forests in atmospheric circulation on a planetary scale. However, if it is a major mechanism behind the water cycle it should also be applicable on a smaller scale (a watershed for example) influencing creation of a microclimate and a pattern of water distribution. Do you have any data to suggest smaller scale biotic pump action? After all Nature works on principle of fractals and it should be applicable to any scale. This seems to be evident from empirical work of Peter Andrews on restoration projects in Australia. His Natural Sequence Farming principles of landscape management described in his books "On the Brink" and "Back from the Brink" I think confirms it."
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Answered 11 December 2012.
Question author: Sergei Karabut.
Asked 20 November 2012.
28. Is biodiversity indeed responsible for the ecological resilience?
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Answered 6 January 2011.
Question author: a colleague.
Asked 6 December 2010.
27. Why the HEAT?
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Answered 25 July 2010.
Question author: question in the air.
Asked 25 July 2010.
26. The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report claims that "anthropogenic warming could lead to some impacts that are abrupt or irreversible." However, I have read that CO2 levels were once much higher on earth in the past. Why did the earth's atmosphere not experience "runaway" positive feedbacks during those eras?
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Answered 11 November 2009.
Question author: Harold Vance.
Asked 5 November 2009.
25. Most part of the Earth’s surface is water. Why, despite this, is not the atmosphere saturated with water vapor?
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Answered 28 July 2009.
Question author: BIZON.
Asked 30 May 2009.
24. One can often hear that carbon dioxide is responsible for the greenhouse effect, so that the more CO2 we have, the greater the greenhouse effect becomes. Then I have the following question. On Mars the proportion of CO2 in the atmosphere is 95% but there is no greenhouse effect there. Why do then people panic about the greenhouse effect on Earth, where the atmospheric CO2 content is the tiny 0.036%?
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Answered 28 July 2009.
Question author: Andrei N.
Asked 22 May 2009.
23. TV news: Bill Gates is going to mix the offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean, to pump deep cold waters upwards reducing evaporation, as a measure to tame the hurricanes that besiege the Atlantic coast of the U.S. But will the Gulf Stream persist then? Is it at all possible, after all?
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Answered 19 July 2009.
Question author: Sergey.
Asked 19 July 2009.
22. Evolutionary theory attacked: a debate in need of quantitative arguments? (on whether the responses of evolutionists to creationists are persuasive)
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Answered 6 March 2008.
Question author: friend.
Asked 19 January 2008.
21. Does the process of speciation occur today, and can one observe it?
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Answered 6 March 2008.
Question author: Alena.
Asked 2 December 2007.
20. How can one explain the existence of emperor penguins in the Antarctics, if there is no adaptation but biotic regulation only? The Antarctics does not need penguins, it is obvious. But does the ocean need them? Also doubtful.
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Answered 6 March 2008.
Question author: I. Reif.
Asked 13 January 2007.
19. How can it be that both unicellular and multicellular organisms co-exist on our planet? Didn't the latter enter the biosphere as more progressive and should have then outcompeted the former in the struggle for survival?
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Answered 6 íî˙áđ˙ 2007.
Question author: Lisa.
Asked 2 November 2007.
18. How can we as humans reduce our net primary productivity consumption?
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Answered 1 October 2007.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 28 September 2007.
17. What are the spatial boundaries of the biota (in kilometers)?
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Answered 1 October 2007.
Question author: Maxim.
Asked 28 September 2007.
16. What is the minimum spatial volume where one could see the greenhouse effect? E.g., would a cube of 1 m3 filled with chlorofluorocarbons suffice?
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Answered 1 October 2007.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 28 September 2007.
15. What happens if species-destroyers disappear from the living community? (in Russian)
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Answered 26 April 2007.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 23 April 2007.
14. Biotic regulation, is it a theory or a hypothesis?
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Answered 2 March 2007.
Question author: Mr. Volozhin.
Asked 22 February 2007.
13. What is the difference between functions of unicellular and multicellular organisms?
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Answered 23 February 2007.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 11 February 2007.
12. Has the humanity enough time to reduce global populations numbers without completely destroying the biosphere? What should be undertaken towards this goal?
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Answered 14 February 2007.
Question author: Jos van Damme.
Asked 16 August 2006.
11. What is ecosystem succession? How do biomass, productivity and biodiversity change during succession?
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Answered 14 February 2007.
Question author: Eugene.
Asked 22 January 2007.
10. What distinguishes living organisms from non-living?
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Answered 24 December 2006.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 18 December 2006.
9. What is biogen? (in Russian)
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Answered 17 July 2006.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 5 June 2006.
8. On the natural ecological role of man ("In some of your publications you indicated that man can be considered as a species-repairer useful for the restoration of disturbed nature...") (in Russian)
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Answered 17 July 2006.
Question author: Yelena.
Asked 31 May 2006.
7. How does man exploit the natural biota? What is the relevance of the natural biota for the future survival of the humanity? (in Russian)
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Answered 10 April 2006.
Question author: Albina.
Asked 27 March 2006.
6. What do fungi regulate on our planet?
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Answered 10 April 2006.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 11 March 2006.
5. What are the causes of the degradation of the biosphere?
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Answered 14 February 2006.
Question author: Tanya.
Asked 15 December 2006.
4. What are locally accumulated biogens?
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Answered 3 December 2005.
Question author: Natasha.
Asked 2 December 2005.
3. What is the importance of natural biota? What are the economic benefits of natural biota? What are the causes of natural biota's extinction? What are the technical solutions to protect natural biota?
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Answered 14 February 2005.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 16 December 2003.
2. What is biota?
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Answered 6 July 2003.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 6 July 2003.
1. How does the biotic regulation concept relate to J. Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis?
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Answered 6 July 2003.
Question author: anonymous.
Asked 6 July 2003.