- 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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Author Archives: Rafe
I wanted to share the work of Arizona State University School of Sustainability graduate student Edgar Cardenas. Edgar’s work, a photographic exploration of the changes of his scraggly back yard over the course of time, reminds us that anywhere is … Continue reading
It’s been years, but I finally published my account of a wonderful observational field expedition I took with 13 students from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment up the California coast. Here’s a few excerpts… “Observation is not just … Continue reading
Originally posted (with colorful sense-filling pictures!) by Rafe on Island Press Field Notes Blog: http://ipfieldnotes.org/learning-what-feels-green/ There’s a great interview of anthropologist David Howes in the 14 September 2103 NewScientist (subscription access) about the role of synesthesia in marketing products. Synestesia—the … Continue reading
One of the problems of writing a book is that it eventually gets done, and almost immediately after it’s done, you start to discover a bunch of facts, stories, and quotes that would have been just perfect for the book, … Continue reading
Once again I’m promoting science writer Michelle Nijhuis, this time for a little piece in The New Yorker on the history of the daguerreotype, an early type of photographic technique. What I like about the piece is it makes me … Continue reading
We are grateful for another insightful and positive review of Observation and Ecology. Quentin Groom of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium gives a nice overview of the book and makes a strong case for observational approaches, noting that: If … Continue reading