Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

ECOmotion Studios on Simberloff & Wilson’s island biogeography experiments

Posted 06 Oct 2015 / 0

Here’s another classic ecological experiment depicted by the ECOmotion Studios crew, again for the Ecological Society of America‘s centennial.

This one uses some of the same narrative approaches as the other shorts in this series, although this one is set to more of a “song” than the others. Narrating an experiment and its rationale is no small feat, especially in a song. I kind of found myself wishing for a chorus, although I am not sure what that would be.

I think there was room here for a bit better quantitative representation with the animation. I would have loved to see species coming and going at different rates on three islands of different size and distance from the mainland!


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