I woke up this morning and my friend Trevor Branch (@TrevorABranch) had tweeted the 2013 Information is Beautiful awards – this is truly fantastic eye candy for the data lover.  As I wondered through, however,  I kept thinking – where are the big environmental issues? There is some truly amazing talent represented here, and the winners […]

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Almost a year ago, I took on a very different job.  My family and I moved to Switzerland, and I have been working to bring life to a new venture, The Luc Hoffmann Institute (website live October 10th).  I started with one page of text on the vision for the Institute, a new employer (WWF), and […]

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The first Hoffmann Fellow position for the Luc Hoffmann Institute is now open for applications.   You can download the official job add HERE.  For those wanting to know a bit more about the Luc Hoffmann Institute, take a look at my previous post, here, where I described my decision to take the position of […]

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Facebook is a powerful thing.  Before I wrote the previous post on Gun Violence and Gun Ownership rates I simply posted the second graph from that post to my Facebook wall.  48 hours later, is has been sent all over the world, shared over 1000 times that I know of, and it has gathered a […]

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After the recent tragic school shooting in Connecticut, USA, I saw a lot of traffic on my facebook site focused either on the need for stronger gun control, or the ineffectiveness of  stronger gun control when it comes to  reducing the likelihood of these kinds of tragedies.  That last bit of the sentence is critical.  Nobody argues that […]

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This is the last installment of the Collected Wisdom on Job Talks series (there are 4 posts in all, an intro, a post focused on preparation, one focused on delivery, and this post). Thanks to all the folks who contributed to these ideas. Major contributors include Carlos Martinez del Rio, Julia Parrish, Stephanie Hampton, Doug […]

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The corridor project is currently involved in establishing one of its most ambitious projects ever. We are attempting to experimentally determine the impact of fragmentation and connectivity on the dispersal of many organisms, using 15N sprayed on plants as a neutral marker and over 4000 seed traps to capture seeds dispersing from out central patches. […]

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