Tag: ecology

Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scientific and Natural Area Virtual Hike

Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scientific and Natural Area Virtual Hike

By Micah Moen 0 Comment April 3, 2020

[♪ guitar music] [footsteps] [♪] [footsteps and wind] [waves crashing] [bird chirping] [♪ music fades]

Uncertainty Propagation: Linear Tangent

Uncertainty Propagation: Linear Tangent

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 30, 2020

– In the last video, we were talking about the trade-offs between different methods that we could use to propagate uncertainty into forecasts. Specifically, we’re looking at analytical approaches to propagating uncertainty, and found ourselves focusing on analytical methods that just propagate the uncertainty in terms of this (mumbles) moment, such as the means, and […]

Why Forecast?

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 30, 2020

– So, to kick things off in our discussion of ecological forecasting, I want to start with the basic question, why forecast? Why should ecologists care about forecasting ecological processes and, in particular, why might we be interested in making near-term projections? So I’m gonna focus a lot over these lectures on making forecasts that […]

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

By Micah Moen 2 Comments March 28, 2020

– My name is Barbara Han, I’m an Infectious Disease Ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. I use machine learning to try and understand how infectious disease is operating in a system and whether we can make predictions about the types of organisms that present threats or high risk for infectious disease that […]

The end of endings – with Timothy Morton’s philosophy

The end of endings – with Timothy Morton’s philosophy

By Micah Moen 5 Comments March 22, 2020

What do nuclear materials, our solar system or the spread of coronavirus have in common? They are viscous, nonlocal entities that are massively distributed in time and space. They involve “different temporalities than the human-scale ones” and “they exhibit their effects interobjectively”. They are hyperobjects. Things like evolution, the biosphere, or global warming are such […]

Sustainability: definition with simple natural science

Sustainability: definition with simple natural science

By Micah Moen 27 Comments March 22, 2020

Hi Alex here. What is sustainability? You must have heard a lot about sustainability and sustainable development over the last few years. I know I did. And maybe, just maybe, sometimes you were not totally clear as to what people really meant. So here is a definition that my workshop participants have found very clear […]

Dr Andy Letcher | Engaged Ecology MA, PGDip, PGCert

Dr Andy Letcher | Engaged Ecology MA, PGDip, PGCert

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 14, 2020

so my name is Dr. Andy Letcher I’m a senior lecturer here at Schumacher college and I’m currently the program lead for engaged ecology so engaged ecology is an exciting new master’s program here at Schumacher College and it asks the question what does it mean to be human at this time of crisis. Engaged […]

What Did Pope Francis Say About the Amazon?

What Did Pope Francis Say About the Amazon?

By Micah Moen 55 Comments March 11, 2020

If you’ve been following Catholic news much over the past year, you have no doubt heard a lot about the Church’s interest in the Amazon peoples. After convening a synod in Rome, Pope Francis promulgated an apostolic exhortation called Querida Amazona to offer a pastoral plan of action. Which… is getting a lot of press […]

Plastic treasures – MFF Africa

Plastic treasures – MFF Africa

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 10, 2020

Trésors de plastique Un million de bouteilles en plastique sont achetées chaque minute. Au total, la moitié du plastique produit est fait pour n’être utilisé qu’une seule fois – et pour ensuite être jeté. Et si je vous disais que vos déchets en plastique sont des trésors ? Et que vos bouteilles en plastique peuvent […]

What a nun can teach a scientist about ecology | Victoria Gill

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 6, 2020

Transcriber: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez OK, I would like to introduce all of you beautiful, curious-minded people to my favorite animal in the world. This is the Peter Pan of the amphibian world. It’s an axolotl. It’s a type of salamander, but it never fully grows up and climbs out of the water like […]