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Inexorable rise of human population pressures in Africa

I’ve been a bit mad preparing for an upcoming conference, so I haven’t had a lot of time lately to blog about interesting developments in the conservation world. However, it struck me today that my preparations provide ideal material for...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 31, 2016

Human population and the Earth: the people connection

https://www.worldof7billion.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/the-people-connection.pdf...
by SS-CCSS on Apr 11, 2016

Sensitive numbers

You couldn’t really do ecology if you didn’t know how to construct even the most basic mathematical model — even a simple regression is a model (the non-random relationship of some variable to another). The good thing about even these s...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 22, 2016

Sensitive numbers

You couldn’t really do ecology if you didn’t know how to construct even the most basic mathematical model — even a simple regression is a model (the non-random relationship of some variable to another). The good thing about even these s...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 22, 2016

Avoiding genetic rescue not justified on genetic grounds

I had the pleasure today of reading a new paper by one of the greatest living conservation geneticists, Dick Frankham. As some of CB readers might remember, I’ve also published some papers with Dick over the last few years, with the most recent...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 11, 2015

Human population size: speeding cars can’t stop quickly

Here at ConservationBytes.com, I write about pretty much anything that has anything remotely to do with biodiversity’s prospects. Whether it is something to do with ancient processes, community dynamics or the wider effects of human endeavour,...
by Conservation Bytes on Oct 27, 2014

Western Australia’s moronic shark cull

A major media release today coordinated by Jessica Meeuwig in Western Australia makes the (obvious) point that there’s no biological justification to cull sharks. – 301 Australian and International Scientists experts have today provided...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 3, 2014

Ecological processes depend on …

I have been known to say (ok – I say it all the time) that ecologists should never equivocate when speaking to the public. Whether it’s in a media release, blog post, television presentation or newspaper article, just stick to ‘yes&...
by Conservation Bytes on May 13, 2014

We’re sorry, but 50/500 is still too few

Some of you who are familiar with my colleagues’ and my work will know that we have been investigating the minimum viable population size concept for years (see references at the end of this post). Little did I know when I started this line of...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 27, 2014

Don’t blame it on the dingo

Our postdoc, Tom Prowse, has just had one of the slickest set of reviews I’ve ever seen, followed by a quick acceptance of what I think is a pretty sexy paper. Earlier this year his paper in Journal of Animal Ecology showed that thylacine (the...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 21, 2013

Demography is …

Demography Demography is the statistical study of human populations. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic living population, i.e., one that changes over time or space . It encompasses the study … Continue...
by What is this ? on Jul 5, 2013

Moldova Report: Social Protection

The context for social protection policies in Moldova goes far beyond usual frameworks and is closely related with the phenomenon of demographic change (extremely low birth rate; rapid ageing) and migration. Ageing will add demands for substantial so...
by Laws in Moldova on May 27, 2013

Want to work with us?

Today we announced a HEAP of positions in our Global Ecology Lab for hot-shot, up-and-coming ecologists. If you think you’ve got what it takes, I encourage you to apply. The positions are all financed by the Australian Research Council from gra...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 22, 2013

Social Networking Usages decreases for the first Time

http://www.folden.info/emarketing/2013/02/19/social-networking-usages-decreases-for-the-first-time/...

1 in 5 Teenage Criminals in England is Muslim

Now remember that Muslims in the UK are only 3 percent of the population. Muslims, due to their birth rate, have a much higher teenage population. And due to their urban focus, in some cities Muslim teenagers can make up to a third or a quarter of th...
by Iran Aware on Dec 8, 2012

Ecology is a Tower of Babel

In his song ‘Balada de Babel’, the Spanish artist Luis Eduardo Aute sings several lyrics in unison with the same melody. The effect is a wonderful mess. This is what the scientific literature sounds like when authors generate synonymies (equivale...
by Conservation Bytes on Sep 16, 2012

Online Dating 5 Tips

‘Everybody’s Doing It’: Examining The Impacts Of Online …Examining The Impacts of Online Dating Jo Barraket and Millsom Henry-Waring promoting traditional ideals of romance through dating tips and site functions designed to &#...
by On Line Dating on Aug 8, 2012

Online Dating 3

® About The Author Ashley Reccord2 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Matthew 13:8 Our Commitment To The Community .. 2 About The Author .. 3 Foreword: What … Read M...
by On Line Dating on Jul 17, 2012

African demography is huge opportunity: United Nations

“The demographic dynamics in Africa present a huge opportunity for the continent. We have seen in many countries that this usually results in more rapid rates of economic growth.” This statement was made by Pedro Conceicao, UNDP’s c...

IPL 2012 Opening Ceremony

IPL 2012 Opening Ceremony – Celebs & Performances IPL 2012 aperture commemoration affairs will accessible... more »...
by funsouls on Apr 3, 2012


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