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This thing where Google+ takes some of your photo uploads and strings them into a "story" is not perfect; if it played nicely with Instagram it might actually be better. As it is, photos that get dropped into the Instagram folder on my phone don't seem to be included in the auto-upload, so they don't wind up on G+. Which I think is probably for the best. But if "Stories" pulled from my Instagram feed, the story might be a bit more complete and it would have quite a bit more (and more accurate) geo-tagging, I suspect. Anyway, here's this.
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Nope, it's a female gopher tortoise :-) they're a keystone species in the longleaf pine ecosystems of southern Alabama
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Oysters raised in acidified seawater may or may not taste different, but there will certainly be fewer of them.
Climate change has already begun to affect many US coastal economies because of their reliance on shellfish. How can local communities react?
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Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are becoming increasingly useful items in the ecologist's toolkit. But nobody has bothered to think about the animal welfare implications of using drones for wildlife monitoring - until now.
Drones are becoming more and more useful to ecologists and behavioral biologists. But nobody has stopped to ask about their implications for animal welfare.
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It's not as simple as Democrat and Republican.
Some have argued that the climate change divide can be reduced to one of political affiliation. But new research suggests that it's about identity.
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+Donald Farmer Wrong again! Murray Salby is a PAID climate change denier. A tell-tale signature of human fossil fuel emissions is the large fraction of CO2 being driven into the oceans. According to Henry's Law, we would expect the oceans to absorb more CO2 as the air above it becomes increasingly saturated with CO2. In other words the CO2 must be coming from a source external to the fast carbon cycle. This is supported by measurements showing that CO2 is accumulating in the ocean, and is reflected in the declining oceanic pH, showing the ocean is actually gaining CO2 over the long-term, not losing it, as Salby seems to believe. 
Are there other drivers YES, methane emissions released do to Global Warming will make matters worse!
If you bother to look at  the Milankovitch cycles we should be in a COOLING period!
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Cry “Havoc” and Let Slip the Bees of War!
I love the art that goes with my piece in the February issue of +Scientific American on a fascinating new discovery that bees have inter-species warfare!
Australian stingless bees stage strikingly rare interspecies battles
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good info..
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But the frogs don't seem to be getting sick yet. Huh?
The chytrid fungus, causing worldwide declines in amphibian populations, has now Madagascar, a place previously thought to be free from the parasite.
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"Yet" is the operative word. Hope the reason for it (resistance; virulence; something else) is discovered before it is too late.
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Dingoes are to Australia as Grey wolves are to Yellowstone. Maybe. Let's find out.
A group of Australian researchers propose reintroducing dingoes to landscapes from which they've been extirpated. Could it end Australia's wildlife decline?
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Just because a landscape looks intact doesn't mean it is.
Australia has been losing one to two mammal species per decade since European settlement. Why? And why didn't we notice until now?
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Forest ecology turns out to be pretty neat.
Drought stresses California's forests but not how you might think. Thanks to historical records, researchers can understand modern shifts in forest ecology.
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Can wildlife documentaries be tools for conservation? A young filmmaker named Dan Duran thinks so. He won last year's Nat Geo Wild "Wild to Inspire" film festival by creating a short film about a wolf sanctuary in California. I caught up with him after he collected his prize - an expedition to Tanzania to learn from one of the greats, Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole.
Dan Duran won Nat Geo WILD's 'Wild to Inspire' film festival last year with his short film, 'Wolf Mountain'. We chat to him about his winning project, the ins and out of wildlife filmmaking and his recent Tanzanian expedition with award-winning cinematographer Bob Poole.
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I met Wian van Zyl while in South Africa earlier this year. I'm really happy I got a chance to interview him about his role in the war on rhino poaching.
South African poachers continue to use sophisticated methods to dehorn—and kill—rhinos while rangers are severely hampered in combatting the practice
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This article by The Guardian on Virunga national park's first female rangers is also a good read [ www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jan/15/gorillas-guns-volcanoes-congo-virunga-park ]
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Scientist (Animal Cognition), Science Writer, Photographer
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  • Conservation Magazine
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
  • Earth Touch
    Staff Writer, 2014 - present
  • BBC Future
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
  • Scientific American
    Freelance Writer, 2011 - present
  • University of Southern California
    Graduate Student, 2007 - 2013
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Scientist by day, science writer by night. I study the evolution of the mind. Scientist to the stars.
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Scientist by day, science writer by night. Areas: Cognitive neuroscience and animal cognition.

ScienceSeeker editor and Editor of Open Lab 2010. Photographer. Scientist to the stars.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, 2007 - 2013
  • University of Southern California
    M.A., Developmental Psychology, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Southern California