In keeping with our overall objective of communicating about the state of ecological science without publishing opinion papers that clutter up the journals, we have decided to set up this blog. The focus of our posts will be to address specific issues in ecology that affect ecologists, scientists in general, the public, politicians, and the planet. We do not feel infallible and we welcome dissenting opinions and clarifications to our comments.
Charles Krebs is a vertebrate ecologist who has studied small mammals for 50 years and has written several textbooks on ecology, the ecological world view, and rodent population dynamics. He is retired from teaching but not from science, and spends part of the year in Vancouver at the Biodiversity Institute of the University of British Columbia, part of the year in Canberra at the University of Canberra Institute for Applied Ecology, and part of the year doing field research in the Yukon.
Judy Myers is an insect ecologist who has worked extensively on biological control of insect pests and weeds, and the population dynamics of the western tent catepillar. She has investigated with her colleagues virus diseases of forest insect pests and their impacts on population dynamics. She is retired from teaching but continues to work actively in the Biodiversity Centre at the University of British Columbia.