Climate Change and Hurricanes (Well, actually the lack thereof….)

Lomborg Book












Came across this article in The Washington Post by Bjorn Lomborg – read
it all.  A glib summary of the article would simply be…..if climate change
gets the blame for more extreme weather, why doesn’t it also get credit
for less extreme weather periods (such as this rather calm hurricane season)?
I love […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:03:37-05:00 September 17th, 2013|Categories: Climate Change|0 Comments

Sponges: on the winning side of climate change?




A recent study found that glass sponges, ranging in size from a human fist to a small car, have had a recent population explosion in Antarctic waters.  This population boom has take place since the  collapse of the  Larsen Ice Shelf.  The tremendous increase in light coinciding with increased sea temperatures, […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:03:44-05:00 July 18th, 2013|Categories: Climate Change|0 Comments

Brown Anole Presentations

Evolution Meeting











No need to go to conferences when you have Jonathan Losos around.  He does an
amazing job of posting details on some of his favorite talks.  Here and here are posts
from Bahamas-based studies presented at the annual Evolution conference,
one of the most important conferences  in our field each year.


By | 2017-12-01T14:03:45-05:00 June 25th, 2013|Categories: Climate Change, herpetology, Lizards|0 Comments

Could Deforestation Trump Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reefs at Small Scales?

Madagascar sediments The flux of sediments to reefs begins in the uplands

A recently published article in Nature Communications uses a land-use modeling exercise to address how future deforestation interacts with climate change to affect sedimentation rates on coastal reefs in Madagascar.  In summary they find that while […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:03:46-05:00 June 6th, 2013|Categories: Climate Change, Global change, Haiti, pollution, Restoration|0 Comments

New (and Old) Data on Coral Declines in the Greater Caribbean

A recent paper by Perry et al. contrasts historical rates of calcium carbonate production (the hard part of corals) with current ones. Their finding raise additional concern about the future of Caribbean reefs.  In particular, if the cover of live corals dips below 10%, the recovery of reefs appears unlikely due to the increasingly antagonistic conditions for coral reef […]

By | 2013-03-08T22:33:56-05:00 March 8th, 2013|Categories: Climate Change, Coral, Global change, Invertebrates, Restoration, tourism|0 Comments