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I have begun an ambitious effort to inventory and assess the concepts I want my students to master. Check out my Conceptual Teaching Assessment Project!
Recent Major Posts
- Taking risks for the data
- Barash the gene accountant on that little economic driver called “reproduction”
- An amazing indictment of the academic publishing industry (in which most of us participate)
- For the next eight months, the future of my career is (mostly) out of my hands
- My review of “Origins of Altruism and Cooperation” is published in QRB
- US EPA’s EnviroAtlas project promises to give researchers, students new insights into the geography of ecosystem services
- Where to publish in ecology & evolution without funding for page charges
- My decision to make my course evaluations public
- How will I deliver conceptual understanding?
- Embarking on a grand experiment in conceptual teaching
Recent Minor Posts
- I will participate in a roundtable discussion on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- New fossil finds provide unique insight into the variation found in “Man the Hunted”
- Writing and record-keeping as important tools in the evolution of large-scale human cooperation
- “Brainchildren” — another way to conceptualize our devotion to cultural fitness
- Are MOOCs and the arts incompatible?
- Does self organization of social networks foster cooperation in the face of cheating?
- New research suggests that chimpanzees understand that cooperation produces benefits
- Microbes may surf their way to successful cooperation
- Open Access publishing and “peer review” fail the test of a well-designed hoax
- What the move towards a more sustainable Pratt looks like…
Category Archives: Society for the Study of Evolution
I really enjoyed Evolution 2010. It was a very well-organized conference that came off without any hitches. Having been involved in the execution of Evolution 2006 at Stony Brook University, I understand how much work goes into making these meetings … Continue reading
Things always tend to thin out towards the end of a conference, but a bunch of us were up bright and early to kick off a special symposium “Moving towards a science of evolutionary prediction”. After some opening words by … Continue reading
Early in the morning there were no whole sessions that consistently peaked my interest, so I spent my morning bouncing between a variety of talks. Tomas Brodin gave an interesting talk entitled “Can environmental filtering of animal personalities promote speciation?”. … Continue reading
I began the second full day of talks at Evolution 2010 presiding over the only education session in the entire meeting, a session which also included my talk for the meeting. It is a bit surprising that our session, which … Continue reading
I spent the morning of the first full day of Evolution 2010 in a variety of talks, most of which were themed on sociality. Surprisingly, a great number of these talks tackled the difficult and controversial topic of group selection. … Continue reading