Ye Older Bio Warefare: The effects of climate change on hallucinogens (Part 2)

Last week I talked about the effect of climate change on hallucinogens in the Solanacea family and their link to American colonial history. In the post, I commented on how living in New England, American colonial history is everywhere you walk, sit and breathe, and for some living in the area, it can end up … Read moreYe Older Bio Warefare: The effects of climate change on hallucinogens (Part 2)

Ye Olde Biowarfare: how climate change is affecting hallucinogens (Part 1)

Growing up in New England, you are living, breathing and eating American history. The place where you picnicked with your grandparents as a kid? That was the birthplace of the American Revolution. That graveyard you snuck into as a teenager on Halloween? That’s where Mother Goose is buried. That naked sex beach you “stumbled upon” … Read moreYe Olde Biowarfare: how climate change is affecting hallucinogens (Part 1)

The paradox of scientific research

Minda’s note: While I am hiking the Himalayan mountains this week, my friend and fellow scientist, Olivia Yu from UC Davis agreed to fill in for me.  She asks the paradoxical question: can ecologists also be environmentalists?  See below for her thoughts on the topic…. The paradox of scientific research by Olivia Yu [The purpose … Read moreThe paradox of scientific research