Cover picture: Large-scale infrastructure projects are increasingly being proposed and implemented in response to the threats posed by climate change. Ambitious initiatives such as the Dutch Windwheel (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) – which will generate energy and provide housing and tourism-based revenue – are being designed to withstand environmental variability, including fluctuating sea levels.
Central photo: © Windwheel Corporation; Architects: Doepel Strijkers
Background photo: VF Gabriel; license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Frontiers is accepting submissions for our cool new series, launched in March 2015, entitled Natural History Notes. Each open access article showcases the natural history of an organism – its morphology and behavior, their habitats, or its roles in food webs and ecosystems. Each entry in the series consists of one or two striking photos, along with a short essay explaining the scientific “story” behind the photos.
From sacred ibis mummies, to predatory walruses, to tales of Africa’s baobab trees. Check out some of the curiosities of the natural world by downloading a FREE copy of Life Lines, the popular book by Adrian Burton, based on the Frontiers series. Go to: http://www.frontiersinecology.org/fron/life-lines-ebook/
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