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Reuters reporter discusses the extinction crisis with Stuart Pimm

Reuters reporter discusses the extinction crisis with Stuart Pimm

Reuters reporter Ben Gruber sat down with Dr. Stuart Pimm to discuss the implications of a recent paper on extinction in Science Magazine he lead-authored, published at the end of May 2014. In this recorded video story, Pimm discusses how he determined the current rate of the extinction and compared it to the extinction of […]

By June 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai of WildTrack Profiled in Duke Environment Magazine

Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai of WildTrack Profiled in Duke Environment Magazine

Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai are the founders of WildTrack, a non-profit dedicated to humane and effective wildlife tracking and identification.

By April 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Microsoft Research’s Lucas Joppa Discusses Computational Ecology and Conservation

VIDEO: Microsoft Research’s Lucas Joppa Discusses Computational Ecology and Conservation

In a revealing interview, linked at the bottom of this post, Lucas Joppa of Microsoft Research discusses how he came to unite his passion for conservation with the tools of computational ecology to help protect the world’s biodiversity. He also details how the models he helped developed have influenced conservation decision-making, including how remote sensing, […]

By December 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Jenkins joins Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ)

Jenkins joins Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ)

Clinton Jenkins (2002) has joined the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ) (Institute for Ecological Research), a Brazilian-born NGO located in Nazaré Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil. Jenkins will continue his current research program, while focusing more on the Atlantic Coastal Forest biodiversity hotspot. A new line of research will be assessing how the land use […]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video: Microsoft Research’s Lucas Joppa’s “A Prediction Engine for the Planet”

Video: Microsoft Research’s Lucas Joppa’s “A Prediction Engine for the Planet”

Lucas Joppa (2009) presents a fascinating modeling and prediction program with important applications for science, conservation, and biodiversity. Developed as part of his work at Microsoft Research, Joppa’s Prediction Engine for the Planet serves “is a computational system capable of delivering predictions about key planetary parameters – from biodiversity to carbon, and from the climate […]

By October 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video: Stuart Pimm Interviewed on Wall Street Journal Live

Video: Stuart Pimm Interviewed on Wall Street Journal Live

The Wall Street Journal’s live webcast, WSJ Live interviewed Dr. Pimm about a new paper published in Nature on the effects of climate change in major cities around the world, and the rapidly approaching time lines for these effects. Click here for the Nature article.

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Krithi Karanth receives 10,000th Nat Geo grant

VIDEO: Krithi Karanth receives 10,000th Nat Geo grant

Krithi Karanth (2008) is the recipient of the 10,000th National Geographic grant. A native of India, Krithi works with the Centre for Wildlife Studies, India. This brief video, celebrates Krithi and her work, as well as the wonderful landscape and people of India.

By October 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video: Sustaining the Variety of Life

Video: Sustaining the Variety of Life

Dr. Pimm discusses biodiversity and conservation at Northwestern University–and the difficulty of saving rare and endangered species with small geographic ranges. “When your range is small, you are vulnerable,” says Pimm.

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Yasuni at Risk: Why the World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest Could Be Drilled

Yasuni at Risk: Why the World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest Could Be Drilled

In this thoughtful and passionate blogpost at National Geographic online, Dr. Pimm’s colleague, Dr. Matt Finer “warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth”: Ecuador’s spectacular Yasuni National Park.

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Video: Stuart Pimm’s Passion for Birding and Conservation

Video: Stuart Pimm’s Passion for Birding and Conservation

Dr. Stuart Pimm discusses his passion for birding and ornithology, fostered in the countryside of England, and how that passion inspired him to work for conservation around the world.

By October 2, 2013 Read More →
Video: Tom Brooks, IUCN’s top scientist, on the IPBES

Video: Tom Brooks, IUCN’s top scientist, on the IPBES

Tom Brooks (1998) is the Head of IUCN Science and Knowledge Unit and in this video, he shares his expectations for the Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the way he sees IUCN as a Union contributing to this new global nature platform on biodiversity and its […]

By September 29, 2013 Read More →
Marion Adeney

Marion Adeney

Marion Adeney (2009) AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Office of Science and Technology Policy at USAID.

By September 28, 2013 Read More →
Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks (1998) IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) As the IUCN’s Head of Science and Knowledge Management, in the Global Policy and Programme Group (PPG), serves as IUCN’s chief scientist. Shortly after joining IUCN, Dr. Brooks gave an interview about biodiversity conservation–it may read by clicking here.

By September 28, 2013 Read More →
John Curnutt

John Curnutt

John Curnutt (1997) Regional Wildlife Ecologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Eastern Region

By September 28, 2013 Read More →
Luke Dollar

Luke Dollar

Luke Dollar (2005) National Geographic Explorers

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Gonçalo Ferraz

Gonçalo Ferraz

Gonçalo Ferraz (2004) Ferraz’s Population Ecology Lab

By September 28, 2013 Read More →
German Forero

German Forero

A Colombian national, German came to Duke in 2008. Besides his doctoral work, German serves as Science Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, Colombia. German was named co-winner of the 2012 Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Student Manuscript for his paper, “Elevational Ranges of Birds on a Tropical Montane Gradient Lag behind Warming Temperatures,” published […]

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Grant Harris

Grant Harris

Grant Harris (2004) Southwest Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring, National Wildlife Refuge System

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Valerie Hickey

Valerie Hickey

Valerie joined The Family in 2010. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree and is also a Biodiversity Specialist at the World Bank. Valerie Hickey at Duke

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Ryan Huang

Ryan Huang

Ryan is currently studying sooty tern conservation and survivorship in the Dry Tortugas of Florida. After graduating from Emory University in 2011, he spent a year in Madagascar studying lemur behavior and ranges, as well as working with local communities to help promote conservation efforts. Ryan is generally interested in how the decisions made by […]

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