Category Archives: Observation

Learning What Feels Green

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

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Giving and Taking: Images and Nature

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

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Thanks for a Great Review of Observation and Ecology

Anibal and I were really excited about this latest review of our book in Basic and Applied Ecology by Christoph Kueffer.  I loved that he used the word “manifesto” in the first sentence, as I always called the book “our … Continue reading

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Powerful Photos and Essays on the Marine Environment

Marine Photobank is an excellent resource for images of the ocean and of marine conservation issues in particular.  They have just announced the winners of their photo/essay contest and the results are beautiful, alarming and very powerful.  Check them out … Continue reading

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Technology and People and Sea Turtle Conservation

This article in Andy Revkin’s dotEarth column and the associated video on sea turtle conservation in Mexico, which features the work of my friends Wallace J. Nichols and Jesse Senko, is a nice illustration of how intensive social engagement, new … Continue reading

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Art, Science, Observation: A Conversation on Art and Environment between Rafe Sagarin and Eric Magrane

Art, Science Observation: A Conversation on Art Environment between Rafe Sagarin and Eric Magrane.  (This is the whole link, one video clip is below). A fun and wide ranging conversation, with videos, between Rafe and poet Eric Magrane about science, … Continue reading

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Let’s Bring the Biosphere Home

A critical omission in Observation and Ecology was in not citing Mitch Thomashow’s excellent book, Bringing the Biosphere Home (MIT Press, 2002).  It has certainly been influential on my thinking and earlier drafts contained whole sections in which I cited … Continue reading

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