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Bartering Biodiversity – Offset or Upset?

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Cathy Mountier as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Cathy revisits a Lincoln University research area that looks at the value of biodiversity offsets published in 2008. I love a win-win approach to problem solving. Wouldn’t it be great…

Chatting about prehistoric couch potatoes

Maybe we are not as inactive as we think Our hunter-gatherer ancestors may not have been much more active than we are. Allison Ballance from Radio NZ interviewed Mike Hamlin and I about this idea this evening. You can hear the conversation by here. For more read about it here….

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Conservation in our time!

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Alex Rowell as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Alex revisits a Lincoln University research area that looks at the value of biodiversity offsets published in 2009.   Is biodiversity offsetting a viable conservation strategy? Or does it simply distract us from…

Darwin’s Sandwalk 4

Back around the start of the earthquakes I was putting some old cartoons of Darwin on the Sandwalk (his private walk around the woodland at his estate which he ambled about most days to get in some serious thinking time) online. The earthquakes put this project out of my mind…