Week 1: What is Biodiversity Conservation

Pre-dendum: I’d originally outlined a series of posts talking about each week’s lecture from my course at Colby College on biodiversity conservation. In the last few weeks though, well, everything’s been turned on its head. My heart goes out to my friends, family members, and the many strangers on the front lines of the struggle … More Week 1: What is Biodiversity Conservation

2020

After a long hiatus through just about all of 2019, I’ve decided it’s time to get back to this blog! There are fun, interesting, and exciting things afoot for this year and I miss the writing. I’m in St. Louis, working in the biology department at Washington University. I’ve just wrapped up the final year … More 2020

Guest Repost: Lizards, Leaf Blowers, and the Value of Basic Research

With all the fanfare about the lizards and leaf blowers there were a lot of unstated (and stated) questions about “what’s the use?” I headed off the questions when they were directed at me (or when I found them on twitter) but Don Lyman, who’s been following the Boston Lizard story for a while, wrote a … More Guest Repost: Lizards, Leaf Blowers, and the Value of Basic Research