Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans like you and me, and their physical environment. It seeks to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them! So why am I giving you a lesson on ecology in this episode of Weather Geeks? Well, what if I told you that hurricanes have a large impact on our ecology?! That is what my guest Dr. William McDowell from the University of New Hampshire is here to teach us all about. Unlike with flash flooding and storm surge, we may not know the direct impacts a storm has on our ecosystem until we are many months or even years down the road!