LaFreniere offers an in-depth analysis of the fundamental issues that must be faced if solutions for environmental crisis are to be found. His arguments are a refreshing alternative to the superficial policy proposals of politicians and the glib reporting of the mass media. LaFreniere's analytical effort is a veritable tour de force.
In doing so, we hope to influence the decisions made about the management of the species living around us. In addition, we will publish articles in high profile journals and in popular publications such as magazines and books.
Project Methods We will diverse methods from biogeography, ecology, evolution, biomathematics, genetics and other fields to resolve the stories of the species of interest.
Our projects reach millions of readers, tens of thousands of participants and hundreds of collaborators. Nothing Reported What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest?
Dozens of talks, many events, tens of articles, several dozen TV and radio interviews. What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals?
Nothing Reported Impacts What was accomplished under these goals? We engaged millions of readers, tens of thousands of participants and hundreds of collaborators through more than fifty popular audience articles, dozens of talks more than twenty events and more.
Biological Sciences How many and which ant species are being accidentally moved around the world? Our group has given more than fifty talks to academic departments, public meetings, teacher groups and schools during the last year. Nothing significant to report during this reporting period.
Impacts Our chief impacts were achieved through outreach via our yourwildlife. Formicidae ", Zootaxa, vol. This year, our collective group gave over forty talks for scientists and the public, completed a television show about species that interact with humans estimated to have been viewed by two million peoplegave 39 interviews on radio and TV about the ecology and evolution of species that interact with human and began the process of developing, in collaboration with the Museum of Natural Sciences, long term projects on science education and outreach.
In addition, our research has advanced understanding in the ecology and evolution of species that interact with humans through journal articles and articles for general audiences. This year, our group published 35 articles for general audiences including articles in Discover Magazine, Scientific American, National Geographic and Natural History and one book in addition to twelve scientific publications.
Impacts We had many specific results from our scientific research, but perhaps the broadest outcome from our research has been the development of two large citizen science projects that allow citizens to participate in science and make discoveries www.
Together these projects have reached hundreds of thousands of people this year and allowed more than ten thousand people to directly do science. Elevational gradients in phylogenetic structure of ant communities reveal the interplay of biotic and abiotic constraints on diversity.
The sudden emergence of pathogenicity in insect-fungus symbioses threatens naive forest ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Effects of short-term warming on low and high latitude forest ant communities. Heating up the forest: Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Global diversity in light of climate change: Who likes it hot A global analysis of the climatic, ecological, and evolutionary determinants of warming tolerance in antsGlobal Change Biology.
The mixed effects of experimental ant removal on seedling distribution, belowground invertebrates, and soil nutrients.
In the lab, we have collectively given more than seventy talks to various public and scientific groups over the past year. We have collectively published thirty scientific articles only the subset on which the PI is a coauthor appear below.
Together, in the lab, we have written 16 articles for general audiences in the last year, including articles in National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American and others.The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the Sixth extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is the ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch, mainly as a result of human activity.
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