Here is a link to an excellent article focussing on ethics in ecology and ‘practising what we preach’. If we can’t act in an environmentally sensitive way, how can we expect others?
I paraphrase a discussion with a colleague this morning: We fly tens of thousands of kilometres and drive tens of thousands of kilometres in Big Ugly highly inefficient Diesel Landcruisers and then tell people they should reduce their carbon foot print. We travel the world to help answer questions, but we don’t understand the ecology of our backyard.
In other news I just got my first paper from my phD accepted in Ecological Applications. I will give a summary of the results soon!