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Exploring topics in conservation biology, ecology, anthropology and systems theory as they relate to creating BioResilience:

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The Boundary-less Self: Gene Regulators In Your Food

by Galen Guerrero-Murphy on January 26, 2013

Is it possible that genetic material in the food we eat–broccoli, steak, lettuce, tomatoes, you name it–affects our own body’s gene expression, and accordingly, our biological fate? Consider how you might approach eating if you knew that small bits of [...]

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Green Turtle

The State of Biodiversity: Reflections on the Living Planet Index and the Short History of Modern Environmental Progress

by Galen Guerrero-Murphy on September 4, 2012

With so much doom and gloom surrounding biodiversity and environmental issues, I was pleasantly surprised to find some glimmers of hope in this year’s Living Planet Report (PDF, 16.2MB). The Report, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Zoological [...]

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Deer Fawn

Roadkill and Resilience: Why We Need More Wildlife Crossings and Less Habitat Fragmentation

by Galen Guerrero-Murphy on August 21, 2012

I was recently driving between Boston and New York and saw the sad remnants of a road-killed fawn in the highway. Just a few miles later on the Merritt Parkway (a nicely wooded, scenic highway dense with four lanes of [...]

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human torus microbiome

Biodiversity of Self: We Are More Than “Us”

by Galen Guerrero-Murphy on August 12, 2012

Did you ever consider the biodiversity inhabiting your own organism, your self? Your body is much more than just “you.” Well, what is “you” anyway? Our bodies, and those of most animals, can be visualized as a torus (a donut, thank [...]

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Land Use and Global Change: Save 50% for Biodiversity

by Galen Guerrero-Murphy on July 28, 2012

Nope, this is not a sale. This is about embracing a bold new vision for conservation–a vision of preserving and managing 50% of our planet’s land with conservation as a primary objective. In a recent editorial in the February 2012 [...]

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