Tag Archives: biological conservation

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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Conservation: Doomsday or Ray of Sunshine?

The conservation movement is full of facts. Scary facts like the Earth is getting irreversibly warmer, causing the sea level to rise; humans are causing species extinctions 1,000 faster than the background rate; there’s a ball of plastic the size of Texas … Continue reading

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One man’s trash is another beetle’s treasure

I recently read a blog post by the Woodland Trust about how important dead wood, and leaving it in the forest, is for biodiversity. Think about walking through a forest and how many plants, mushrooms, and insects you can see … Continue reading

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Walk the line to biodiversity!

When habitat gets fragmented, or broken up, it can be difficult for species to get from one place to another- like coyotes attempting to get from one forest patch to another through a bunch of houses! In conservation, we often look … Continue reading

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We built it…and they came! The Ohlone tiger beetles, that is.

I got some good news this week- my paper on scraping the ground to create Ohlone tiger beetle habitat was published in the Journal of Insect Conservation! Click here to read the abstract and email me if you’d like to read … Continue reading

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The “Anthropocene” doesn’t have to be our darkest hour

I came across a recent op-ed in the New York Times written by Emma Marris and others, including famous conservation biologist Peter Kareiva of The Nature Conservancy. Emma Marris wrote a book that I’m currently reading called “Rambunctious Garden“. Both the … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots

Habitats change over time: flowers bloom, turn to fruit, and then die; leaves go from green to brown; bare patches of ground made by gophers get covered in grasses; pools once teeming with plants dry up; wildfires periodically turn lush … Continue reading

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