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  • December 19, 2012
    Birds, Bats and Turbines
    by Susan Antenen (0 Comments)
    What is known about the impact of wind energy on birds, bats and other wildlife? To find out, I attended the December 2012 Wind Wildlife Research Meeting IX hosted by the American Wind Wildlife Institute in Denver, Colorado.  The majority of the wind energy research and monitoring is site-specific and focused on avian and bat fatalities due to collisions ...
  • December 11, 2012
    Sustainability, Resilience and the New Normal
    by Wendy Peterman, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    Last term at Oregon State University, I took a course on Sustainable Forest Management. Throughout the term the, the question was repeatedly raised: “What is sustainable forest management?” The response was often that the term is vague and subjective and has something to do with trying to meet nebulous ecological, economic and societal goals. It’s elusive because the needs ...
  • November 29, 2012
    3-D Trees
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    One thing I love about data visualization is that the same data can be drawn in many ways in order to show different characteristics about the real-world objects they represent. In college, and after graduation, I worked in a research lab (called the Scientific Database, or SciDB Lab) which developed software to visualize environmental data. One of the datasets frequently ...
  • November 20, 2012
    Reflection before Thanksgiving
    by Dominique Bachelet, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    A week ago, I listened to Peter Menzel and Faith d'Alusio give an evening presentation summarizing their work over the last 10-20 years travelling around the world to document what people own in their homes, what they eat as a family, and what insects are being eaten around the world.  In their latest book, they explore the different ...
  • November 14, 2012
    Climate Complexities
    by Gwynne Corrigan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    It’s been a while since I’ve written a “top picks” post – so, no time like the present!  I decided to focus in on one conservation-related theme this go ‘round:  articles related to climate change.  As you’ll see, even within a singular issue such as climate change, there is a plethora of topics to hone in on ...
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