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November 11, 2015 – 9:45 am

Why did behaviorally modern humans and no other multicellular species in the history of the Earth gain the capacity to transform an entire planet? Biology alone cannot explain this – Homo sapiens is just another …

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Thinking Systems

December 16, 2011 – 11:34 pm
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As the fate of the Earth system becomes ever more intertwined with human systems, “thinking in systems” has become more essential than ever. I’ve read books on systems theory (e.g. Allen & Hoekstra 1993), but …

Building a Toolbox for Global Thinking

September 6, 2011 – 10:24 pm
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Acting locally: no problem. Thinking globally: big problem! To solve global problems, we need global understanding of local change. Yet no matter how hard we try, it remains extremely difficult to think globally. Even in …

Tools for the Carbon Economy

October 26, 2009 – 5:01 pm
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By Jonathan Dandois
Will the census of the future ask homeowners how many trees they have on their property?
With humanity now faced with a changing climate under even the most stringent efforts to reduce carbon emissions, …

It’s a synthy world!

July 4, 2009 – 9:50 am
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by Jonathan Dandois
The real world is 3-dimensional. And so is real ecology! To improve our ability to observe and measure the ecology of landscapes in 3D, we are exploring a variety of new tools that …

Be your own eye in the sky

March 13, 2009 – 10:18 pm
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Now you can be your own remote sensing platform on the cheap – in 3D! Microsoft’s Photosynth application (installs in your browser) allows anyone to combine pictures taken from any angle from the ground or …

R is for statistics R*evolution

February 4, 2009 – 8:30 pm
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R software is creating an open-source statistics revolution. It is powerful, easy to use, popular and free! And it just keeps get better all the time! In many ways, it has already surpassed what can …