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Toward a MacroEcology of Some of the Little Things that Run the World

Working to develop tech to ID and quantify inverts from NEON’s trap arrays

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The Ten Principles of Ecology

I have been teaching a course called “Principles of Ecology” at OU since 1996. It was a traditional two one-hour lecture, one three-hour lab for most of those years. In 2013, I decided to flip the course, converting the lectures…

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A slightly less paradoxical paradox

The Paradox of Enrichment is not the only outcome when you fertilize

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A short essay on Koechner’s Criterion and its relationship to success in Grad School

Where I coin Koechner’s Criterion and run with it

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Herbivores like a little salt with their protein

When offered grassland plots fertilized with Nitrogen+Phosphorus, Sodium, or both, above and belowground invertebrates respond to salt differently.

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One way to build a dietary generalist

Karl Roeder gives some background on the dietary diversity hidden in a population of red imported fire ants

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How to schedule a committee meeting

How to get your committee in one room, and in a reasonably good mood.

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