The left image represents an intact system at current CO2 levels; the center image shows coral decay with increased CO2; and the right image shows a devastated system with even higher CO2 emissions. O. Hoegh-Guldberg, et al (2007) Coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification, Science, 318(5857), p. 1741 When you’re in . . . → Read More: Not Good Enough: Copenhagen Accord May Doom Coral Reefs
A recent PLoS One paper by Birky and colleagues attempts to define species for asexual animals using the theoretical framework that has been developed by population geneticists. Many species concepts focus on reproductive isolation and are not applicable for defining what is necessary and sufficient for delimiting what species are in non-sexually reproducing organisms slike . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #11: A Population Genetics Species Concept?
Each week Razib Khan, Dave Munger and I discuss a paper that was recently blogged on in the Researchblogging.org. This week I chose the following article: Andam, K., Ferraro, P., Sims, K., Healy, A., & Holland, M. (2010). Protected areas reduced poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107 . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #8: Protecting the Environment Reduces Poverty?
Each week Razib Khan, Dave Munger and I tackle a paper that was recently blogged about on ResearchBlogging.org. This week, Razib picked out a paper published in Science about demonstrating how cooperation may have become beneficial in early human societies. Boyd, R., Gintis, H., & Bowles, S. (2010). Coordinated Punishment of Defectors Sustains Cooperation and . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #7: New Model of Cooperation
Each week Razib Khan, Dave Munger and I discuss an article that was recently blogged on at ResearchBlogging.org. I was on vacation this last weekend with my family in Ocracoke, NC. While I was working on my tan and trying to prevent my over-enthusiastic 3 year old from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean, Krystal D’Costa . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #6: Bullying and Emotional Intelligence
Each week Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I discuss an article from the ResearchBlogging.org aggregator. This week we discuss a potentially revolutionary new model published last week in PLoS Biology. It seems like an elegant framework that incorporates phenotypic plasticity into ecology and has the potential for tremendous predictive power in my opinion. Listen and . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #5: Putting Plasticity into Population Ecology
Each week Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I discuss a recent paper from ResearchBlogging.org. This week was my turn to choose and we discussed the following recent paper: Shackell, N., Frank, K., Fisher, J., Petrie, B., & Leggett, W. (2009). Decline in top predator body size and changing climate alter trophic structure in an oceanic . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #4: Decreasing Predator Size Increases Prey Numbers
Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I have the second ResearchBlogCast up at ResearchBlogging.org. We discuss a recent paper on lactose intolerance in prehistoric Swedish hunter-gatherers. Enjoy!
Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I are trying an experimental weekly podcast over at ResearchBlogging.org. Check it out and let us know what you think! This week we discussed the following excellent paper: Brown, J., Morales, V., & Summers, K. (2010). A Key Ecological Trait Drove the Evolution of Biparental Care and Monogamy in an . . . → Read More: Researchblogcast
You bet your sweet little ass we are! We even talk about science sometimes! I guess that makes me saltier version of Curly. Now is Kevin or Moe or Larry? Why are there no female leads in the Three Stooges? This analogy is sinking before I even had time to take it out of . . . → Read More: Is DSN the funniest science blog in the universe?