Category Archives: Research

Artificial Bat Roosts for Tropical Forest Restoration?

Fruit bats are very good at dispersing tree and shrub seeds into disturbed tropical ecosystems. We wanted to know how we could attract more of them into everyone’s favorite disturbed ecosystem – the abandoned cow pasture. In a paper in Biological … Continue reading

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Self amputation at Fort Ord

An influential scientist once told me that much of biology can be basically boiled down to poop and sex. In pursuit of the former, I found myself over the weekend at Fort Ord, a University of California Natural Reserve in … Continue reading

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Southern California – Naturalizing in La Jolla

Last week I had the opportunity to give a seminar at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. The Scripps campus is a collection of research buildings perched on a steep slope above the ocean. Tall palms wave … Continue reading

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Evidence that Applied Nucleation is Working

When people set out to restore a rain forest, they usually start by planting a lot of trees. In a new paper in the Journal of Applied Ecology, Zak Zahawi demonstrates that there might be a better way. The method that … Continue reading

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