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Braking for Beetles: link to Liza Gross coverage of my work!

Liza Gross, KQED science writer recently blogged about my work with the Ohlone tiger beetle and recreation. She does a great job talking about the POSITIVE aspects of recreation, but also how mountain bikers can reduce their harm to the … Continue reading

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How does recreation affect the Ohlone tiger beetle’s behavior? Mate guarding!

In a previous post on recreation and the Ohlone tiger beetle, I talked about how hikers and bikers are important in creating open, bare ground habitat for the beetles to hunt and find mates. While this is very true, I … Continue reading

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Recreation helps the Ohlone tiger beetle

How many times have you heard that humans are a detriment to biodiversity?? Many! And there are a many million (exaggerating) ways we are detrimental. BUT! It doesn’t have to be that way and we are changing it! We really … Continue reading

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Ohlone tiger beetle and my PhD work

HI! I work on the Ohlone tiger beetle. Two of which are gracing the top of this blog (photo credit to Leighton Reid). Yes, a beetle. It isn’t just any beetle (but what beetle is?) It is a gorgeous, brilliant … Continue reading

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