Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ecology Alaska- kickstarting science

With dwindling government funding for science, my friends and fellow graduate students are using creative ways to fund their research through kickstarter. This method not only allows them to get the funding they need for important conservation research, but it … Continue reading

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110 Success Stories for Endangered Species Day 2012

The Endangered Species Act is awesome. It is very arguably our strongest environmental law in the United States. Think about it: the federal government lists species according to how threatened they are and protects them outright! It is kind of … Continue reading

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Shoo fly, don’t bother…..wait! Come back!

I love bugs, no doubt. But, I too appreciate mosquitoes only as frog food and prefer the house flies to be less in the house. But we need them; to feed other creatures, for pollination (yes, only the female mosquitoes … Continue reading

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The dingo will not eat your baby

Here is a post by fellow blogger and scientist Corey Bradshaw about the importance of predators in maintaining biodiversity. I thought this was important to post because it relates a lot to my post about coyotes interacting with humans- but … Continue reading

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More trees, less sneeze!

AAAAchooo! I don’t know about you but I have been waking up with a runny nose and my colleagues have been sneezing away in lab meetings and seminars. It is allergy time! You would think that one positive thing about … Continue reading

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Minuscule- the private life of insects

My partner and I found these videos online last night by chance and now I can’t get enough of them! They are a very cute and entertaining way to show how, albeit more imaginative than scientific, insects and spiders might … Continue reading

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Lions and coyotes and raccoons- oh yeah!

I currently live in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a fairly rural place, so I often see deer, coyotes, and bobcats. Lately, my dog has decided that coyote chasing is a fun activity. I do not agree. Luckily, she always comes … Continue reading

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