We post â€œPeak Farmland and Potatoes,â€ Jesse Ausubelâ€™s Plenary address to the 2014 Potato Business Summit of the United Potato Growers of America, San Antonio, 8 January 2014.
As part of the William and Myrtle Harris Lectureship in Science and Civilization, Jesse presented a lecture entitled ‘Cars and Civilization‘ at the California Institute of Technology on 30 April 2014.
On 28 September in Cambridge MA for the 40th Reunion of his Harvard College class, Jesse presented a panoramic talk, Every Fish in the Sea, on the Census of Marine Life. The 17MB pdf posted here includes all the slides but not the animations or videos. Thanks to the Class of 1973 for a wonderful opportunity to share the Census!
Here are some photos from the PDR Symposium.
Our paper has attracted more media attention.Â Some linked examples are below:
Reuters, appeared in many places, including Oman, Phnom Penh,Â Sydney, Huffington Post
The videos of the talks of the EMBO/EMBL conference on Biodiversity and Society held 9-10 November 2012 in Heidelberg are now on-line, including Jesse Ausubel’s talk on Macroscopes for Biodiversity. We recommend especially the talks by Axel Meyer (on speciation), and Erick Karsenti & Colomban de Vargas (on marine biodiversity).
On Tuesday 6 November Jesse Ausubel delivered the Enrico Fermi Colloquium on “Macroscopes for Science” at the University of Florence, Italy, hosted by laser expert Roberto Bini. The hour-long audio of the lecture is at the link above, with the slides also showing once their turns come.
With about 130 other experts from 28 countries, Mark Stoeckle and Jesse Ausubel attended the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and Royal Museum for Central Africa 3rd ECBOL conference under the theme â€œBarcoding of Organisms of Policy Concernâ€ at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts in Brussels. Mark presented his work on very low frequency nucleotide variants. Among many excellent presentations were reports on the flora of Wales, on orchids, and on forensic entomology. Thanks to Marc de Meyer, Thierry Backeljau and Pedro Crous for organizing the meeting.
Presentation-style version (color) of the paper , Quantitative Dynamics of Human Empires, International Journal of Anthropology 27(1-2): 1-62, 2012
We post a short slide overview of the Census of Marine Life presented as 4 February 2011 talk to the Board of Trustees of the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss presented “DNA Barcoding reveals mislabeledÂ fish in New York City market” Â at the AAAS Annual Meeting Â on February 19 inÂ San Diego, CA. The talk highlighted the findings of their “Sushigate” project under the guidance of Dr. Mark Stoeckle.