Last featured in the 07-01-2016 Scout Report, Edge Effects continues to publish information that is both engaging and educational.
In the field of ecology, "edge effects" refers to the special characteristics that can be observed on the edges of two adjacent habitats, an area that often supports a richer variety of foliage and animal life due to the merging of each habitat. Fittingly, Edge Effects is a digital magazine created and run by graduate students at UW-Madison's Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) dedicated to fostering richer discussion about environmental studies through promoting multi-disciplinary voices. Contributors include scholars of geography, history, English, art history, and zoology, among other disciplines. Edge Effects publications are divided into five categories: long-form essays; commentary on recent news items; reviews (contributors review not only books, but also music, movies, and children's literature); exhibits (including a photography exhibit of the Mississippi River, map collections, and poetry); field notes (which include notes on teaching and conferences); and checklists (thematic lists that make for delightful quick reads). Readers can browse through these categories or browse the most recent entries on the site's homepage.
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