Tag Archives: Ohlone tiger beetle

Climate change and top predators!

President Obama just gave a speech outlining the real threat of climate change and what we can do about it, with a real plan! I encourage you to check out both the speech and plan outline, it is progress in … 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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How many beetles does it take?

When people find out that I study the Ohlone tiger beetle, many of them ask “how many are there?”. This is an obvious and good question to ask, but it is very difficult to answer and actually may not even … Continue reading

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Bugs in the City

In addition to the deadwood proposal I’ve written for my postdoctoral work, I have also written (and continue to write) a proposal on conservation of insects in urban areas- cities! City bug conservation is something that I’ve been thinking about for … Continue reading

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Move over! You’re stealin’ my food!

When a population of a species gets big, sometimes the individuals of the same species will compete for food- causing their fellow species members to die. This is called negative density-dependence. Basically, when the density (e.g. number of tiger beetles … Continue reading

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The Roly Poly Science Game (and me) in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News this morning! Check it out:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/aptos/ci_21754565/roly-poly-gaming-aptos-man-creates-ipad-game. For more information, check out my blog post about Isopod.

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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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