Location: California Central Valley, USA. Recent — 2014 This image comes from an anonymous blog written by someone who works in interpretation at Yosemite National Park. It shows a portion of Twenty Hill Hollow. (For other images, visit the blog.) The writer visited this area in late February 2014, mainly to watch birds, and describes… Read More Twenty Hill Hollow
The Baselines Project is an attempt to assemble evocative side-by-side depictions of ‘baseline’ and ‘degraded natural’ ecosystems. Acknowledging that ecosystems are never static entities, ‘baseline’ means ‘before significant human impact.’ A ‘degraded natural’ ecosystem is one which is no longer baseline, but which is isn’t currently an anthropogenic landscape category. Urban areas, agriculture, parks, etc… Read More Introducing the Baselines Project
Hello. I have revamped the template for the site, and plan on updating content over the new few days. Stay tuned for new information and opportunities.
We invite you to join our call for NJIT to make addressing the current environmental and climate crisis an urgent, institution-wide priority. You can read and sign it here. Anyone affiliated with NJIT — students, faculty, instructors, staff — can sign.
September 20-27, 2019 was a week of global climate activism, and also “Environment Week” at NJIT. Hop on over to its dedicated page to see what went on.
Core lab personnel PI: Gareth Russell Gareth Russell is an Associate Professor of Ecology in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT. He started at NJIT in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences — a time before there even was a Department of Biological Sciences! From 2014 to 2020… Read More Who we are
The comment below contains various links to online examples of biodiversity mapping, broadly defined. These form the basis for a discussion of the nature and motivation behind such mapping efforts.
The comments below hold a series of links and short descriptions of the various responses to Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier’s controversial 2012 article “What is Conservation Science?”
In this blog, undergraduate students in my Conservation Biology course at NJIT will be posting links to relevant news stories that come up over the course of the semester, with a short description. The posts will be in the comments section below.