Monthly Archives: September 2014

Halo Disturbance: Why there isn’t more wildlife in your local park.

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes hayes@missionwilderness.org A Critical review of Anthropogenic Halo Disturbances Alter Landscape and Plant Richness: A Ripple Effect 9/23/14 In this interesting study, researchers investigated the hypothesis that recreational areas have a “halo disturbance effect” deeper into the forest area than just the edge habitat. Far from being the next installment of a popular …

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A critical Review of Current Ecological Thinking for Conservation, and it’s application to Baxter State Park.

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes hayes@missionwilderness.org A critical review of Implications of Current Ecological Thinking for Biodiversity Conservation: a review of the Salient Issues September 13, 2014 It was with great interest that I read the article under consideration in this review. Having seen the application of a “hands-off” approach to conservation in my professional career- and …

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The Ecology of Commerce.

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes hayes@missionwilderness.org My Reflections on The Ecology of Commerce
 By Paul Hawken September 13, 2014 “The promise of business is to increase the general wellbeing of humankind through service, a creative invention, and ethical philosophy. Making money is, on it’s own terms, totally meaningless, an insufficient pursuit for the complex and decaying world …

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