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 […]
Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai are the founders of WildTrack, a non-profit dedicated to humane and effective wildlife tracking and identification.
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, […]
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 […]
Stuart just shared the following Family News… German will be spending the summer at Duke, where his biological family is about to double in size, any day. Marion is still partially resident in A201, though employed by Lisa Curran of Stanford. Emily Buenger is now joining The Family, having spent the last year at Duke, […]
As I mentioned in my intro post to our week in Key West, I was definitely going to make a visit to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. We took the then-PharmToddler there in December 2003 when this gem was just being relaunched after decades of negligence. According to Georgia Tasker at the […]
Stuart L. Pimm Background Since 1993, water managers have dumped historically unprecedented amounts of water into the western part of the Everglades — and not the East, which is the natural flow path. In doing so, they have destroyed the natural vegetation over nearly 1000 square kilometers in the West, leaving the eastern Everglades too […]
Recent paper by the PimmGroup started a discussion forum in BirdLife International. Follow it here
Mariana Vale of the Pimm Group is now Dr. Mariana Vale having just received her Ph.D. from Duke University in recognition of her work in infrastructure development and bird conservation in the Brazilian Amazon. Amazing work. Watch a clip here
All adventures end at precisely the same point. Thirty seconds into the hot shower, a stream of dirty water runs down the drain. It takes with it the mud, changing skin color from blotchy grey to pink, uncovers the until-now forgotten scrapes and cuts, and exterminates the thriving ecosystem of bacteria and fungi, each with […]
Ecologist Stuart Pimm feels a moral responsibility to protect the world’s “special places”–those richest in biodiversity and most threatened by human advances. For Stuart Pimm and his group of graduate students, the trip always begins the same way–with furious last-minute packing, a visit to CVS for anti-malarials, and a final powwow in the Nicholas School […]
Lectures on Global warming from a series with Stuart Pimm Watch it here.
Stuart Pimm and His Students Seek Out the ‘Hottest of the Hot Spots’ in Their Efforts to Stem Global Loss of Biodiversity by Monte Basgall As he bustles through the Nicholas School’s corridors carrying papers and files, or hunches over his computer doing sophisticated modeling, or begins yet another trouble-shooting, problem-solving trip with his students […]
Christian attitudes toward preserving the diversity of plant and animal life can be ranked into four general “worldviews,” ranging from great concern to complete indifference, conclude a Duke graduate student and a prominent Duke conservationist. Read more here