Monthly Archives: July 2012

Paint the Map Red

Originally posted by Rafe on Evolution: This View of Life: My friend Michelle Nijhuis’ writing seems to be appearing everywhere these days. The latest is a sharp article in the August 2012 Scientific American on conservation “triage” – that is, … Continue reading

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Correlation, Causation, and the Bravery of Young Observational Scientists

Originally on Island Press’ Field Notes blog: Andy Revkin, who writes the dot Earth blog for the New York Times posted an article on Facebook today which describes an apparent link between natural gas “fracking” and low birth weights.   Revkin … Continue reading

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“Cootie” Scientists are Observational Too!

It’s always nice to see an old colleague in print, even if he is referred to as a “cootie scientist”.  So I was glad to see NewScientist do an interview with Noah Fierer, who was in grad school with me … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Deep Sea Tubeworms

Although I’ve been talking about and teaching on the concepts in Observation and Ecology for years, my first official talk on the book was a couple of weeks ago at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, which is a testament to the … Continue reading

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