Leslie, 2014, Impacts of phylogenetic nomenclature on the efficacy of the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Conservation Biology, v. 29, p. 69-77 What’s it about? 7\\\\\4iiiiikkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk89000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000Oa I read this paper last year!
I spy… A placoderm, Triceratops, a single celled organism… A pointer, life’s consciousness juice, and medicine for pain… A vertebra and chopsticks, and a grid of LEDs… Phone buttons, computer buttons, and a piece of the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary… What else do you see?
My day’s focus was to have a long talk with the mass spectrometer and get it to behave properly. As I noted last week, I had taken it apart and had some problems getting it back together. Now it’s running again, but not performing very well. Today was the day to tune it. So IContinue reading “Grinding Teeth”
Lord Hogsworth is Comet’s favorite toy. It’s possible that Lord Hogsworth is also my favorite dog toy. Today, Lord Hogsworth wound up coming to work with me. He took over the whole experience.
Things have been perhaps a wee bit busy of late. And as I enumerate all that’s going on in my life right now, I wonder how I’m even functioning. Big stressors this week are the National Science Foundation grant proposal deadline on Friday (I’m almost ready), the start of my online course on the BusinessContinue reading “And in the Category of “Naturally”…”
This week is the first full week of classes since the semester began. I knew it was going to be a rough day because I was sick-ish all weekend, and was still feeling less-than-fabulous this morning when I woke up. I managed to get up and get the boy off to school, as usual. TheContinue reading “Must Be Monday”
My desk this morning:
It’s January. Snow is blowing. I’m sitting in front of a blazing fire. And I’m writing.
OK. Don’t panic. I’m not quitting my job. I mean, for crying out loud, I’m a vertebrate paleontologist! I’m not gonna just quit that! But I do have other interests, other passions. And I do have visions of one day retiring, and by retirement, I mean being able to do that which I want toContinue reading “Time for a Career Change? No, Not yet.”
There’s this entirely under-appreciated think that teachers of all kinds do. Countless hours of effort go into the preparation of each class, even when it’s the third or tenth time the course has been taught. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, there’s this thing that must be done that takes up so much time,Continue reading “Coursework – Groundwork”