This is a guest post that originally appeared as a Facebook conversation between the illustrious Drs. Jarrett Byrnes and Scott Richmond. Scott, Jarrett and I met in college theater and our conversations have only gotten more ridiculous since then. This one was so interesting that I asked to share it as a Deep Sea . . . → Read More: A scientist and a humanist walk into a bar; or On Myers-Briggs, Climate Science, and Knowledge
Have a great blog post or discussion that you want to share with fellow ecologists? Jarrett Byrnes of I’m a Chordata wants to feature YOU in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. He writes: …I’d also like to feature notable places where Ecologists are using the medium of the web to communicate, converse, . . . → Read More: Submit to Ecology on the Web!
In my last post, I showed that ocean food webs are being re-written by human driven extinctions and invasions. In particular, most species that have been driven extinct by man are predators. So what? So there are fewer species of predators. Does this matter? Won’t, say, all of the other predators just become more abundant, . . . → Read More: DSN Scientist In Residence Jarrett Byrnes On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
February’s Scientist In Residence that I am way behind on introducing is Jarrett Byrnes, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). I have a lot of respect for Jarrett for not only his mad blogging skills at the cleverly name i’m a chordata! urochordata! but for his impressive research . . . → Read More: Scientist In Residence Jarrett Brynes: How Are Extinctions and Invasions Shaping Food Webs?
This is a special report Jarrett Byrnes, a marine ecologist at University California, Santa Barbara and blogger at I’m a Chordata, Urochordata. ————————————– Something new out there is rather curious. About a year and a half ago, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) postdoc Jai Ranganathan decided he had an opportunity. Some . . . → Read More: Curiouser and Curiouser