What We're Reading

January 9, 2014

“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.”
                                                             ― Maria Mitchell, astronomer

Winter break = Time to catch up on some of our reading. Click the titles for links to the resources.

Between markets and hierarchies: The challenge of governing ecosystem services

Authors: Roldan Muradian and Laura Rival
Source: Ecosystem Services
Who's reading it: Margaret Palmer, Executive Director

Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research: Reconciling Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Understanding Human–Landscape Systems

Author: Denise Lach
Source: Environmental Management
Who's reading it: Margaret Palmer, Executive Director

Death breath: Caterpillars that blow nicotine at their enemy

Source: The Economist
Who's reading it: Amanda Grimes, Director of Administration and External Affairs

Reciprocal insurance among Kenyan pastoralists

Authors: Avinash K. Dixit, Simon A. Levin, and Daniel I. Rubenstein
Source: Theoretical Ecology
Who's reading it: Andres Baeza Castro, Postdoctoral Fellow

Taking Tree-based Ecosystem Approaches to Scale: Evidence of drivers and impacts on food security, climate change resilience and carbon sequestration

Authors: Louise Willemen, Abigail Hart, Christine Negra, et al.
Source: Ecoagriculture Discussion Paper Series
Who's reading it: Kristin Powell, Postdoctoral Fellow

Why is timing of bird migration advancing when individuals are not?

Authors: Jennifer A. Gill, José A. Alves, William J. Sutherland, et al.
Source: Proceedings B
Who's reading it: Elise Larsen, Postdoctoral Fellow

Environmental risk, uncertainty, and participation: mapping an emergent epistemic community

Author: Jason Chilvers
Source: Environment and Planning A
Who's reading it: Lorien Jasny, Postdoctoral Fellow

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice

Author: Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Source: University of Illinois Press
Who's reading it: Mary Collins, Postdoctoral Fellow

Spatial agent-based models for socio-ecological systems: Challenges and prospects

Authors: Tatiana Filatova, Peter H. Verburg, Dawn Cassandra Parker, and Carol Ann Stannard
Source: Environmental Modelling & Software
Who's reading it: Nicholas Magliocca, Research Associate

Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Source: Harper Collins Publishers
Who's reading it: Kelly Hondula, Research Assistant

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