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Veil of Ignorance

Hi readers! I just got back to NYC from Missoula, Montana! I was at the North American Conference for Conservation Biology. It was a good conference and I was able to present some of my work on tiger beetles and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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If I were an Ohlone tiger beetle for a day…

I was recently on our Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay local radio station KUSP talking about what I would love to be! At least for a day…… Here’s the link: http://blogs.kusp.org/firstperson/2012/02/27/ohlone-tiger-beetle/

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