Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild”

Posted 29 Jan 2012 / 0

I just finished reading Jon Krakauer’s classic 1996 book Into the Wild. The book chronicles the adventures and eventual demise of Christopher McCandless, a young man who reinvented himself as “Alexander Supertramp” and spent two years wandering the United States before embarking on a final trip into the Alaskan wilderness. McCandless was experimenting with dropping Read More

Books, Cultural Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Subsistence, Survival, Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Steven Railsback and Volker Grimm offer new introduction to the process of agent- and individual-based modeling

Posted 27 Jan 2012 / 0

Princeton University Press “Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling: A Practical Introduction” by Steven Railsback and Volker Grimm

A Minor Post, Ecological Modeling, Individual-based Models, Spatially Explicit Modeling

Is the European Union going rogue or playing altruist on airline emissions?

Posted 07 Jan 2012 / 0

Contrails captured by NASA scientist Louis Ngyyen Global carbon emissions continue to increase, threatening future generations with catastrophic climate change. And while most of the world agrees that something needs to be done to curb our carbon emissions, several decades of international talks have provided little progress at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Most famously, the Read More

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