Any Ecologists/ Wildlife Biologists/ Conservationists in here?

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    Jul 13, 2013 10:14 AM GMT
    Hello! Calling all wildlifers for an open discussion on all things wild icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 13, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Present.
  • Apparition

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    Jul 14, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
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    Jul 14, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    Hear hear!
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    Jul 14, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    Amazing! Good to find you guys! icon_cool.gif
    What do you study? I'm currently studying the Community Ecology of Spiders in the Western Ghats of India.
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
    I'm neither, but very much interested to learn.

    To OP
    Do you study only about spiders? if not, what else?
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:18 AM GMT
    Been kicking around for a few years. Did beaver, roseate/ common/ least tern and skimmer research, then moved to another coast and ecotype and have done n.spotted owl research. Riding a desk these last few years w/yet another agency but have funded a lot of bald and golden eagle research these last 7 years.
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:20 AM GMT
    Technically I'm doing my final year of Bachelor's in Environmental Science, but I've helped researchers with leopards, dolphins, fish and rare ephemeral plants, all in India. The spider project is my own. I'm looking for as much work experience before my Masters degree.
    It's great to have people interested, Harry! You could ask me anything you'd like to learn about Indian Wildlife, I'd be happy to help!
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:22 AM GMT
    Kev1962 saidBeen kicking around for a few years. Did beaver, roseate/ common/ least tern and skimmer research, then moved to another coast and ecotype and have done n.spotted owl research. Riding a desk these last few years w/yet another agency but have funded a lot of bald and golden eagle research these last 7 years.

    An ornithologist! I'm helping a friend on her project on migratories.
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:33 AM GMT
    Wow! Another continent another whole suite of con specifics. Our neo-trops fair well here in the US and suffer a lot of environmental insults when they go back to their wintering grounds in Central and S. America so it appears. I miss my seabirds and particularly terns. A most agile and sweet gull with wonderful paternal/maternal instincts.
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:49 AM GMT
    I know what you mean, Kev! I could sit observing the River Terns and Crested Terns for hours!
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    Jul 14, 2013 9:56 AM GMT
    Looking_to_come_out saidTechnically I'm doing my final year of Bachelor's in Environmental Science, but I've helped researchers with leopards, dolphins, fish and rare ephemeral plants, all in India. The spider project is my own. I'm looking for as much work experience before my Masters degree.
    It's great to have people interested, Harry! You could ask me anything you'd like to learn about Indian Wildlife, I'd be happy to help!

    Thanks! I'll look forward to it...
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    Jul 15, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    Looking_to_come_out saidAmazing! Good to find you guys! icon_cool.gif
    What do you study? I'm currently studying the Community Ecology of Spiders in the Western Ghats of India.


    To broadly summarize my research, I'm looking at the evolution of cognition and the role it plays in individual ecology. My study species thus far are the Trinidadian guppy and Eastern chipmunks but I'm hoping to do a project with birds and probably another project with invasive species of fish as well.

    Great topic choice!



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    Jul 15, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    tidus11 said
    Looking_to_come_out saidAmazing! Good to find you guys! icon_cool.gif
    What do you study? I'm currently studying the Community Ecology of Spiders in the Western Ghats of India.


    To broadly summarize my research, I'm looking at the evolution of cognition and the role it plays in individual ecology. My study species thus far are the Trinidadian guppy and Eastern chipmunks but I'm hoping to do a project with birds and probably another project with invasive species of fish as well.

    Great topic choice!




    I could say the same for you icon_biggrin.gif. So what explanatory variables do you consider- Anatomical ad Morphological features or behaviour patterns?
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    perhaps off subject, but i brainiac jocks. just sayin'
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    im an agriculture major
    does that help?
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    onejock saidperhaps off subject, but i brainiac jocks. just sayin'

    So there ARE takers for guys like me! *look of true realisation*
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    intel_core saidim an agriculture major
    does that help?

    In a way, yes! An agro-ecosystem is very unique in its functioning.
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    I spent 2 years researching native Mid-Western American edible plants, can I play?
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    I was studying wildlife management and large-scale conservation.
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    AdventureTime saidI spent 2 years researching native Mid-Western American edible plants, can I play?

    Hahahah, sure! What did your research focus on?
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    tc2400 saidI was studying wildlife management and large-scale conservation.

    Nice!! I'm studying to be a Conservationist. What did you major in?
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    Looking_to_come_out said
    AdventureTime saidI spent 2 years researching native Mid-Western American edible plants, can I play?

    Hahahah, sure! What did your research focus on?


    That's a tough one. Originally my project was a simple project about edible landscaping but then it evolved into smart gardening which entails maximizing food production in marginal land spaces, growing vertically, plant plants that grow symbiotically together, and lastly selecting plants that were native and edible!


    I basically have gained the skill set to forage anywhere in the mid-west and survive :p

    I'm no longer actively researching into native Midwestern edibles but I do stare at plants a lot anywhere I walk.
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Looking_to_come_out said
    tc2400 saidI was studying wildlife management and large-scale conservation.

    Nice!! I'm studying to be a Conservationist. What did you major in?


    i've been to the Empress Gardens btw :p
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
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    Looking_to_come_out said
    tc2400 saidI was studying wildlife management and large-scale conservation.

    Nice!! I'm studying to be a Conservationist. What did you major in?


    i've been to the Empress Gardens btw :p

    The one in my town!?!?! Pune, India?
    Your research sounds good. I oncr helped on a project that assessed impacts of tourism on ephemeral vegetation.