Sarcozona has just posted her latest ESA interview, with Steve Ellner. Great stuff. Steve’s thoughts on why microcosms are useful very much mirror my own. And he has a very trenchant question at the end about whether much of the putatively “policy-relevant” research ecologists do is really all that policy-relevant. That raises an issue worth its own post at some point–what “fundamental” research is and why it’s worthwhile (indeed, essential) even in a world faced with urgent “applied” problems.
Posted by: Jeremy Fox | August 31, 2011
Interview with Steve Ellner
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