What is a Maple Forest Rice Paddy?

I am a Climatologist by my most recent educational degree. I am employed as a Geography Professor. Academics-wise — I consider myself a “generalist”. I have an interest in several different fields. I like to write about the Geography of Popular Culture, the Geography of Religions, Japanese Culture, Climatology and Science topics in general. Sometimes I do real research.

I do not like to use any social media. I would never want to be on Facebook. I see no point to Twitter.

However … I do like blogging! I also enjoy mentoring students who have research interests in geography, climatology and cultural studies.

Please join me on this blogging journey!

— Dr. Dennis I. Edgell  aka WordPress username “The Professor On Edge”.

What would happen if a cold middle-latitude Maple Forest mixed broadleaf deciduous biome combined with a fertile, tropical, intensively cultivated Rice Paddy? 


Could there possibly be  an ecotone .. an “edge” where these two worlds could coexist?

IMAGE REFERENCE: By Lamiot – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8620647

DISCLAIMER: This is my own personal blog for which I agree to share my finished research and professional activities with my students, old chums and/or any other interested parties. The observations, opinions, conclusions, etc. here are all my own.

This blog is not necessarily endorsed by my employer. So don’t blame them. They are all wonderful people … especially all of my bosses, Lord love them. The images that I use on this website are my own OR they were found in the public domain on the Internet webs. If someone’s images are used without the owner’s approval, I will take them down. Look, I’m not making any money off of this.

Party of the first part … cease and desist … habeas corpus …

2 thoughts on “What is a Maple Forest Rice Paddy?

  1. Thank you Bob. I always enjoy your review and imput. If I have never said it before, your honest skepticism has often kept my work from falling into the “BS” category. Many times I have had to re-think an idea, and have been forced to make better arguements because you are able to point out something obvious. It is greatly appreciated.


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