- I already didn't like cattle. Now it turns out they may be literally trampling on native trout. Ok, I don't really like trout either, but natives are fine.
- And this is why I'm not a big trout fan: Where they've invaded, they have devastated local species populations. Including New Zealands' galaxiidae.
- Using game theory to understand and improve decision-making in conservation biology.
- I actually sorta need to see this paper, on the effectiveness of species recovery plans and how to quantify that. They've used the loggerhead sea turtle as an example there, but I want to know what the approach is.
- Pitcher plant ecology is pretty cool. I'm not ecologists pay enough attention to the ecosystems that occur within other organisms. Plus, I should direct some attention to a fellow Domer.
- Managed relocation is the movement of species in anticipation of climate change to prevent them from going extinct. Or, you could put it another way: Intentional introductions of non-indigenous species. A lot about how you feel about this idea is wrapped up in which way you look at that activity. Regardless, it is likely to become a big argument.
- Tree stoichiometry. Haven't read this one yet, but anything with stoichiometry is cool. From the abstract, it sounds like more support for the Growth Rate Hypothesis.
- I just don't think it sounds right to describe the place where a terrifying shark produces new terrifying sharks as a nursery. Spawning ground or breeding ground sound more appropriate somehow. At least we're talking about an extinct shark (Megalodon).
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Notes for June 3rd
Oh boy. I totally hadn't gone through my feed reader in awhile. Here's all the papers I think look interesting (I haven't read them all, and I'm sure I missed some):