January 31, 2013

John Davis Sets Off to Hike, Paddle, and Bike the
Spine of the Continent 

By Adventure Ethics

John Davis paddling in Congaree National Park. Photo: Susan Baycot

Climate change, development, ranching, and oil and gas exploration tend to get a lot of ink when it comes to th...

January 21, 2013

Robert Paine is a super-famous ecologist, the first person to really nail down the process known as a “trophic cascade,” by which top predators have a forcing effect that deeply impacts the entire food web.   Many years ago Paine did an experiment off the North Pacific...

January 17, 2013

Over the next several weeks I’m going to intersperse my usual kinds of blogs with a series featuring Michael Soule.  Michael is widely considered the “father” of conservation biology, a field he helped establish in order to bring scientific rigor to conservation practi...

January 6, 2013

The other night an old friend from LA was in town and came to dinner.  He’d just finished adapting a nonfiction memoir for the screen – that’s what he does for a living.  He said he was pretty satisfied with his work, and had “followed the Joseph Campbell hero stuff” c...

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