The goal of this site is mutual education on ecological issues involving: vegetation ecology (especially forests), land management, climate and ecosystems, genetics and evolution, sustainability, and scientific research issues. All knowledge levels are welcome here. I’d very much like an international discussion–we live in a bubble here in North America.
The comment policy: Please stick to the topic and have something defensible (and useful) to say, or don’t bother. No exaggeration or wild speculation. Commenting automatically shuts off 30 days from date of article posting.
My background: I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Management from Ohio State, and a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis. I’ve also got some background in molecular biology, genetics and paleoclimatology. But I’m primarily a forest ecologist.
Write or call anytime if you’d like. I’m sometimes out of contact for stretches of time doing field work or travelling or getting lost. Like most of us I suppose. Send out bloodhounds after 6 months or so.