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Flump – Darwin’s manuscripts, Peer Review, Post-doc opportunity and more

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 28 November 2014 · 1,477 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!This week we celebrated the155th ann...


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The Early Evolution of Biodiversity

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 25 November 2014 · 531 views

A wise man once said “sometimes you’ve got to go back to actually move forward” (this man was later mocked by a wiser man, which is a subject for another post that I probably won’t get around to writing). After much reflection, I have discovered the true meaning of this purposefully and poetically vague declaration. The well-spoken chauffe...


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FLUMP- Protected Areas, Community Assembly, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, Global Warming and more

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 21 November 2014 · 399 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!Last week, the International Union f...


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Why Conservation? Communicating Applied Biodiversity Science

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 18 November 2014 · 362 views

You might have a favorite science writer. Mine are David Quammen, Bill Bryson, Carl Sagan, and Tim Flannery. Others may be more inclined to read Pulitzer Prize-winning and nominated authors like Jonathan Weiner, Siddhartha Mukherjee, or James Gleick, MacArthur-fellow Atul Gawande, or consummate greats like E. O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Stephen...


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FLUMP – Carbon storage, urban ant diversity

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 14 November 2014 · 388 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!Marah Hardt has a nice post on Scien...


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FLUMP -Protected Areas, Most Cited Papers, Insect Phylogeny Resolved, Marine Diversity and More

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 06 November 2014 · 164 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!Nature  just published two pieces th...


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  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 06 November 2014 · 168 views

In a previous post, the photographing ecologist explained the importance of getting low to get the interesting and catchy pictures of your scientific subjects. As you can imagine the extra effort this would ask from your knees, I here want to highlight one more reason why it is certainly worth the effort: it creates the chance to display your su...


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Happy Flumpaween!

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 31 October 2014 · 291 views

It’s Friday and it’s October 31, so you are in store for a super spoooooky edition of our weekly list of links.Zombies? Whatevs, anyone who studies parasites knows that zombies are all over the place in nature!In the Pacific Northwest, the Sockeye salmon are running, and boy do they look like something out of Walking Dead. As they st...


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FLUMP – Shipwrecked amphipods and underdog journals

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 17 October 2014 · 717 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!A new analysis of the most highly ci...


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Clarifying “biodiversity,” but is it enough?

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives , 15 October 2014 · 486 views

Below is the another installment on the philosophical and ecological values of biodiversity motivated by the University of Oregon lecture series titled “Biodiversity at Twenty-Five: The Problem of Ecological Proxy Values”. In the first set of posts, Tim Christion Myers investigated the value of biodiversity conservation through the eyes of a phi...