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Applying science to management

I have been preparing to lead a one day workshop on the recovery of the endangered Ohlone tiger beetle. The purpose of the workshop is for all of the managers, land owners, and regulators, such as from the City Parks, … Continue reading

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Ohlone tiger beetle: top predator!

Carnage! That is what I saw today in the field. Tiger beetles are top predators in the insect community, making them very important. Tiger beetles have been called “indicator species“, meaning they can indicate the health of an ecosystem. In … Continue reading

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Mini-Superheroes and other fun insect facts!

Why do I call insects mini-superheroes? Well, E.O. Wilson put it well when he said (to paraphrase) without invertebrates we humans wouldn’t last more than a few months. This is because insects play so many roles in ecosystems and so … Continue reading

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