The Census of Marine Life: Progress and Prospects

JH Ausubel. Fisheries 26 (7): 33–36 2001

…Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA (http://www.whoi.edu/marinecensus/) Much-studied regions commercially important for fisheries, the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank offer an excellent chance to calibrate and demonstrate the superiority of new…

The Great Reversal: Nature’s Chance to Restore Land and Sea

JH Ausubel. Technology in Society 22: 289–302 2000

…Greater wealth enables people to buy higher speed, and when transit quickens, cities spread. Both average wealth and numbers will grow, so cities will take more land. What are the…

Maglevs and the Vision of St. Hubert [PDF]

JH Ausubel. Challenges of a Changing Earth 175–182 2002 (Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001)

…averaged about one hour of walking per day. The essence is that the transport system and the number of people basically determine covered land.[xii] Greater wealth enables people to buy higher…

How Did Noah’s Ark Float?

…far, in a free online service (http://www.eol.org/). “There are expectations of 8 to 50 million more species out there that we haven’t identified yet,” Edwards said. Other experts’ estimates of…

The Forester’s Lever: Industrial Ecology and Wood Products

IK Wernick, PE Waggoner, JH Ausubel. Journal of Forestry 98 (10): 8–14 2000

…USDA Forest Products Laboratory. KAFUS INDUSTRIES. 1999. Kafus options 147,000 acres in Arizona as proposed site for increased kenaf fibre production. News release. Available online at www. Kafus.com/pr/news.html. MOULTON, R.J.,…

Progress in biodiversity informatics

We celebrate recent achievements in biodiversity informatics. Â Enjoy exploring the new GBIF interface for the global mapping of occurrence records. Try zooming and using the time slider: Â http://www.gbif.org/occurrence…

Leonardo DNA project

…sponsored by Eugenio Giani, President of the Regional Council of Tuscany. Jesse’s introductory essay is here. The press release earned wide attention, for example, BBC radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tb7ht Gizmodo, USA The…

Census of Marine Life Reef book

…appears… Spineless, the incomparable photographer Susan Middleton’s book on invertebrates, has appeared. A good article http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/gorgeous-portraits-spineless-sea-creatures-180953078/?no-ist For sale at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Spineless-Susan-Middleton/dp/1419710079/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414756006&sr=1-1 This was also an exhibit at SFO airport: http://www.flysfo.com/content/museum-exhibit-spineless-portraits-marine-invertebrates…

Google Impact supports DNA Barcoding

…Awards <http://www.google.com/giving/impact-awards.html> program to support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. A project at the Smithsonian Institution<http://www.google.com/giving/impact-awards.html#consortium> devoted to reducing illegal wildlife…

Fishing for DNA paper published

…at the 47 sec. mark, 5 1/2 minutes): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yxshm#play A 40 sec. clip is also posted here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04zzxsh http://www.flyfisherman.com/news/edna-bread-crumbs-track-migrating-fish/ Smithsonian magazine How teeny bits of leftover DNA help scientists track…