Tag Archives: urban ecology

(True) Bugs in the City

After posting the link to the urban wildlife article, I heard about a group of scientists that study true bugs, or insects in the order Hemiptera, in roundabouts in England. I have since been given an article that I thought … 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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Biodiversity under the bridge: Wetland conservation in suburbia

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   ~Margaret Mead I’ve been working at Watsonville High School twice a week for the last two years … Continue reading

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More trees, less sneeze!

AAAAchooo! I don’t know about you but I have been waking up with a runny nose and my colleagues have been sneezing away in lab meetings and seminars. It is allergy time! You would think that one positive thing about … Continue reading

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Lions and coyotes and raccoons- oh yeah!

I currently live in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a fairly rural place, so I often see deer, coyotes, and bobcats. Lately, my dog has decided that coyote chasing is a fun activity. I do not agree. Luckily, she always comes … 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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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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