In the Nov. 1 issue of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Professor and Chair of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Patrick Tierney cited a 2002 study that showed state parks generate $6.6 billion in economic activity, supporting 100,000 jobs. "You are losing money by closing state parks," Tierny said.
The San Jose Mercury News reported Nov. 1 on a study conducted by Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn with a recent SF State graduate that indicates today's Central California birds are larger than those studied 27-40 years ago. "It's one of those moments where you ask, 'what's happening here?'" LeBuhn said. "Even over a pretty short period of time, we've documented changes in important traits like body size, where we don't expect to see much flexibility. But in some ways it gave me a little more hope that these birds are able to respond -- hopefully in time -- to changes in climate."
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