Monthly Archives: August 2012

Multiple Personality Disorder in Conservationists

Originally published by Rafe on Evolution: This View of Life Okay, so I’m a bit of a Michelle Nijhuis fan, but once again, she’s got her finger on the pulse of a critical debate, and also correctly notes that the … Continue reading

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Observation and Ecology A Back to the Future Story

A transformation in how we see the world… NEWS: REVIEWS ARE IN! The new book from Aníbal Pauchard and Rafe Sagarin is about the remarkable changes going on in science right now–a transformation that is taking us back to the old, … Continue reading

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The Natural Side of Big Data

Originally published on Island Press’ “Field Notes” blog, August 21, 2012: “Big Data” is getting big coverage. For example, this recent column in the New York Times that captures the emergence of Big Data as a cultural meme. Usually, people … Continue reading

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Heard at the Ecological Society: Hot, Flat, and Crowdsourced

We’ll be posting updates from some of the excellent presentations by Observation and Ecology contributors and others, at our symposium and other venues at the 2012 Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, OR last week.  Here is a summary … Continue reading

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What Observational Ecologists Do In the Field

Here’s a field update from Kristin Wisneski, a contributor to Observation and Ecology: Technology aiding the opportunity for unique observations in the field After graduating all I wanted was some time in the field, to reconnect with the plants, animals … Continue reading

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Best Wishes to Students Without Boundaries

Originally posted by Rafe on Evolution: This View of Life: Here is a great introduction to the “Generation Anthropocene” class and project conceived of and taught by a Stanford Geology grad student and taken to whole new levels by the … Continue reading

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