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Because I care, here is a Friday #BTEHbook update on my forthcoming book, Beginning to End Hunger, despite the fact that I’m technically still on holiday this week! (For new readers, #BTEHbook presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to … Continue reading
My take on Raymond De Young and Tom Princen’s The Localization Reader: Adapting to the coming downshift is now up at Landscape Ecology. It’s (The Localization Reader) worth a read, especially for some of the beautiful and inspiring, classic and … Continue reading
Parke Troutman tells us that “Carrots are not enough” in a compelling piece challenging the framing and potential of local food, and urging a nuanced but still forward-looking and positive vision of the movement. Humans have never eaten “all locally”, … Continue reading
Information Flows in Community-Based Monitoring Exercises in the Ecuadorian Amazon it’s open access! Abstract: Community-based monitoring schemes provide alternatives to costly scientific monitoring projects. While evidence shows that local community inhabitants can consistently measure environmental changes, few studies have examined … Continue reading
Congrats to Dr. Johan Oldekop, lab postdoctoral associate, for his most recent paper, “Co-Occurrence Patterns of Common and Rare Leaf-Litter Frogs, Epiphytic Ferns and Dung Beetles across a Gradient of Human Disturbance”, which just came out in PLoS One! Also, … Continue reading
Another paper from my PhD work is out in PLoS One: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0038922 Co-Occurrence Patterns of Common and Rare Leaf-Litter Frogs, Epiphytic Ferns and Dung Beetles across a Gradient of Human Disturbance Indicator taxa are commonly used to identify priority areas for … Continue reading
“Thousands of scientists vow to boycott Elsevier” — article at Science Magazine. I’ve just signed on at “The Cost of Knowledge” to boycott refereeing, submitting, or editing for Elsevier journals (this unfortunately includes a journal I was otherwise going to … Continue reading
The first publication from my PhD fieldwork is now available online here, please let me know if you do not have on-line access and would like a re-print. Environmental Impacts and Scarcity Perception Influence Local Institutions in Indigenous Amazonian Kichwa Communities Johan … Continue reading
I am proud to be one of ~20 scientists, headed up by ecologist Joern Fischer, who recently published a Letter to the Editor* in Science. Our letter, “Conservation: Limits of Land Sparing”, critiques an article by Ben Phalan and colleagues … Continue reading