The Census of the Fishes: An Update

…example open-ocean moorings, bottom-mounted moorings, constant depth or yo-yo’ed towed sensors, neutrally-buoyant floats, drifters, single-ship/multi-ship bases for AUV’s and ROV’s, and air-deployment. Many such approaches, already available or in development,…

Some Ways to Lessen Worries about Climate Change [PDF]

JH Ausubel. The Electricity Journal 14 (1): 24–33 2001

…constant travel money budget saves money by continuing to drive the old car and offsetting higher fuel prices by lowering capital or amortization costs. As we saw during the so-called…

Students Use DNA Barcodes to Unmask “Mislabeled” Fish at Grocery Stores, Restaurants

…of Life: www.eol.org Barcode of Life Database: www.barcodinglife.org Consortium for the Barcode of Life: barcoding.si.edu Barcoding marine species: www.marinebarcoding.org FishBol: www.fishbol.org Barcoding blog: https://phe.rockefeller.edu/barcode/blog Ten Reasons for Barcoding Life: https://phe.rockefeller.edu/barcode/docs/TenReasonsBarcoding.pdf “Barcode of Life” Scientific American, October 2008: https://phe.rockefeller.edu/docs/BarcodeScientificAmerican.2008.10.pdf…

Technical Progress and Climatic Change

JH Ausubel. Energy Policy 23 (4/5): 411–416 1995 Also pp. 501-512 in Integrated Assessment of Mitigation, Impacts, and Adaptation to Climate Change, N Nakicenovic, WD Nordhaus, R Richels, and FL Toth (eds), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, 1994.

…energy sector anyway, with regard to preferred primary fuels as well as efficiency. What appear as costs in our current cost-benefit calculus for mitigating, and adapting to, the greenhouse effect…

International Conflicts over Environment: Scientist’s Roles and Opportunities

JH Ausubel. Scientific Cooperation, State Conflict: The Role of Scientists in Mitigating International Discord, "Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences" 866: 253–258 1998

…fisheries, which contributed to their decline. Canada and Spain came to the brink of serious conflict over the cod on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland in the early 1990s. Widespread…

Simulating the Academy: Toward Understanding Colleges and Universities as Dynamic Systems

JH Ausubel, R Herman, WF Massy, SV Massy. What Higher Education is Doing Right, W.F. Massy and J.W. Meyerson, eds., Princeton University 107–120 1997 120

…terms would constitute one of SimU’s most important benefits. The issues include: Capital investment vs. spending for current operations (spending vs. saving): policies governing financial capital (endowment, reserves), physical capital (facilities,…

The Census of Marine Life and the Role of Aquariums

JH Ausubel. Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco 20 (1): 67 2001 Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco, no spécial 20, fascicule 1

…the program will be the field projects, which are likely to cost about $5-$25 million each. While Sloan and other private funders can catalyze the Census, most of the support…

Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years

…Pacific in 1 hour.  I am speaking now of 100 years, but that is our time frame.  The maglevs would help spread the infrastructure cost over multiple uses.             As with ZEPPS, magic…