Blumstein Lab at UCLA (Team Marmot) reports on adventures and research findings from our long-term study of yellow-bellied marmots at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado, U.S.A.
Friday, December 7, 2012
How important is long-term ecological research?
Here is a link to my recently published blog entry for the Huffington Post on the value of long-term ecological research. Investigator-driven research generates novel information and, in a darwinian sense, generates substantial variation from which good ideas may emerge. Yet we, as a society, don't place much value on it.