Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

ECOmotion Studios on Hairston Smith Slobodkin and why the earth is green

Posted 06 Oct 2015 / 0

Here’s another fun and informative video from ECOmotion Studios.

I thought that it was interesting how this short discussed the connection between decomposers and the eventual supply of oil, although I wonder if many viewers will gain enough information from this short video to fully understand this idea.

The basic ideas behind Hairston-Smith-Slobodkin (HSS) are pretty-well summarized here, although there is a lot more reliance on the narrative than is necessary here. In particular I wish that visual elements were used to better bring out the ecological pyramid of biomass that is typical of terrestrial systems, as this is a big part of the HSS story.

A Minor Post, Carrying Capacity, Community Ecology, Ecological Society of America, Film & Video, Film, Television, & Video, Predation, Science in Art & Design, Terrestrial

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