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19 October 2014

Journalist Peter Brannen has published an excellent article, “Sound off,” about the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IGOE) in the independent web magazine Aeon.

For more on the IQOE, please see Boyd et al. An International Quiet Ocean Experiment Oceanograpaphy 2011, and JH Ausubel Broadening the scope of global change to include illumination and noise SEED Magazine 2009.

Posted 03:10 pm in News

29 September 2014

The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco will host a lecture by Jesse Ausubel, “Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities,” Tuesday 13 January 2015 at the Jazz Center at 7:30 pm.  Thanks to Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan for the invitation.

Posted 08:09 am in News

18 September 2014

Jesse Ausubel was privileged to serve as co-lead scientist with University of Texas geologist Jamie Austin on the 4-10 September 2014 leg of the Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts expedition of the US Ocean Exploration program on the EV Okeanos Explorer. For brief video highlights (about two minutes each) from 2000 feet below the surface about 100 miles off the East Coast of the USA, click on Washington Canyon (6 Sept) and on Norfolk Canyon (7 Sept). Thanks to Roland Brian, Arthur Howard, and Jared Drewniak for great videography and editing. Submerged America is beautiful!

Posted 08:09 am in News

17 July 2014

The Breakthrough Institute has posted Jesse Ausubel’s lecture “Cars and Civilization” in a linear, scrollable layout.  This version may be easier to read on some devices, though less attractive to print, than the “glossy” version on our website

Posted 01:07 pm in News

14 July 2014

The Italian website “Stasera leggiamo” (This evening let’s read) runs a favorable review of Jesse’s autobiography, “La liberazione dell’ ambiente”

Posted 12:07 pm in News

8 July 2014

This evening at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown MA Jesse Ausubel will give a talk on “Meat & Potatoes and the American Landscape.”  Young reporter Nathaniel Horwitz prepared a good story for the Martha’s Vineyard Times anticipating the talk.

Posted 09:07 am in News

8 July 2014

On 7 July 2014 Jesse Ausubel was interviewed by Heather Goldstone in her public radio program “Living Lab.” A short article describes the interview, which focused on questions of land use and land cover, and links to the hour-long podcast.

Posted 09:07 am in News

3 July 2014

PHE’s Mark Stoeckle and colleague David Thaler published a new research paper in PLOS ONE, DNA Barcoding Works in Practice but Not in (Neutral) Theory.  The paper examines what DNA barcoding can tell us about how evolution works. The authors argue for a radically different view of evolution to account for the widespread pattern of limited variation within species and larger differences among them, a feature that underlies the general effectiveness of DNA barcoding.

Posted 10:07 am in News

17 June 2014

We post “Peak Farmland and Potatoes,” Jesse Ausubel’s Plenary address to the 2014 Potato Business Summit of the United Potato Growers of America, San Antonio, 8 January 2014.

Posted 10:06 am in News, Talks

12 June 2014

We share in the pride of everyone at The Rockefeller University that it ranked #1 in a recent survey of the impact of research of 750 universities around the world.

Posted 07:06 am in News