Finding your niche

In which we dwell on the problems of the niche Most people tell me that they don’t remember much about ecology from school. One thing that does remain, once you scratch the surface with some gentle probing, is the concept of the niche. The niche does have an advantage in…

A lousy chat about the Chathams

As a lecturer you spend a lot of time talking to people. With a bit of practice most lecturers can easily fill 50 minutes with facts, figures and opinions. I enjoy talking to students (and enjoy it more when they talk back!). One thing that is a little novel is…