- IPBES: Understanding biodiversity and ecosystem services from multiple perspectives.
- Combining observations and experiments to quantify invasive species impacts.
- Evolution as a way to think and to relate to nature.
- Rafe’s interview: Thinking in how ecology and evolution can help us understand the world
- Remembering Rafe Sagarin
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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Aníbal and I spend an entire chapter on sensory experience in Observation and Ecology. We note that the best ecologist use much more than just their visual sense to observe the world. Sometimes this is forced upon them. Geerat Vermeij, … Continue reading
I’m told this article is about our book, but despite my Russian heritage, I don’t know the language. Enjoy!
Art interacts with observation and ecology on numerous planes. There is simply the aspect of personal inspiration, as when the creatures I observe in tidepool surveys or just hiking with friends who know the Sonoran desert become the basis for … Continue reading
In Observation and Ecology, Anibal and I talk quite a bit about the over-applied critique that “correlation does not indicate causation,” and I’ve written about it here as well. We believe that the Alvarez’ reconstruction of the K-T extinction that … Continue reading
Originally posted by Rafe at Island Press’ Field Notes blog: Everyone knows that sea otters are adorable, and larger numbers of people are learning that they play a key role in maintaining ecosystem diversity by preventing sea urchin populations from … Continue reading