Monthly Archives: December 2012

Overcoming Bias, Making New Discoveries

Also published January 10, 2013 on Island Press Field Notes blog. Some of the best science stories seem to emerge in a three step process.  Step 1: Someone points out an error in your thinking, or you can’t let go … Continue reading

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A Manifesto for the Solstice

The wonderful and amazing naturalist and teacher, Tom Fleischner, forwarded this blog post his students at Prescott College put together.  If you love nature and strive for a holistic, social-ecological worldview, you should know about Prescott.  Tom is the lead … Continue reading

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Instructors: Adopt “Observation and Ecology” for Your Class

Anibal and I are working to encourage friends and colleagues to adopt Observation and Ecology for college classes in a range of fields. The book is compact and affordable ($30 or less from Amazon and Powells and other retailers in … Continue reading

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Global networking for science and conservation

Ecological observations across multiple continents can give us insights into patterns and mechanisms that may allow for broad generalizations in ecology. In the book, Rafe and I discuss how data can come from everywhere and how networks of observers can … Continue reading

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