Conservation standoff

Marchetti, M. P. and Engstrom, T. (2016), The conservation paradox of endangered and invasive species. Conservation Biology, 30: 434–437. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12642 Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12642/abstract A rising problem for conservation may be the competing priorities around certain species, mainly endangered ones that also have non-native populations. This overlap occurs when a non-native species becomes established in another location, but […]

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ROI’s: not just for investors

Donlan, C. J., Luque, G. M. and Wilcox, C. (2015), Maximizing return on investment for island restoration and species conservation. Conservation Letters, 8: 171–179. doi: 10.1111/conl.12126 available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12126/full Placing monetary value to conservation can seem like a daunting task. Return on investment (ROI) approaches are increasingly embraced. A ROI is a measure of profitability; similar to a […]

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The ups and downs of aviation

Williams, P. D. 2016. Transatlantic flight times and climate change. Environ. Res. Lett. Environmental Research Letters 11:024008. Available from: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024008/pdf Commercial airplanes are now a more common and efficient way to travel. Recently, there is growing concern surrounding the impacts of climate change on aviation, as our atmosphere’s meteorological characteristics are sensitive to changing carbon emissions […]

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How low can lemurs go?

Schwitzer, C., R.A. Mittermeier, N. Davies, S. Johnson, J. Ratsimbazafy, J. Razafindramanana, E.E. Louis Jr., and S. Rajaobelina. 2013. Lemurs of Madagascar: A strategy for their conservation 2013–2016. Bristol, UK: IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, Bristol Conserv and Sci Found, and Conserv Int. 185 pp. http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/schwitzer_etal_2013_lemurs_of_madagascar_2013_2016_strategy.pdf Link to CNN interview: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/africa/saving-madagascars-lemurs/index.html I absolutely adore lemurs! I […]

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The bird’s guide to the wind turbine

Shaffer, J. A. and D.A. Buhl (2015), Effects of wind-energy facilities on breeding grassland bird distributions. Conservation Biology 30: 59–71. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.tru.ca/doi/10.1111/cobi.12569/epdf One of the alternatives for renewable energy is harnessing a form of solar power, wind, by the use of large turbines. As a quick little overview, wind turbines act opposite of a fan. While a fan requires […]

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Dog things

Yea, when I meant ‘I’ll probably have a page’ I meant I was going to make one on my dog before I even posted for my conservation class. Will be updated as I come across more!

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About me

Well hi there! I am a fourth year student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops BC, where I will *hopefully* be graduating at the end of this upcoming summer with an undergraduate degree in General Biology. I’m technically in my fifth year of studies, but fourth year at TRU, as I completed most of my […]

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