Sunday, July 31, 2022

Studying A Slow Critter

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Behavior, Sustainability, Nature, Wildlife, Biodiversity

Ed Hessler

Where I Work, a feature of the science journal Nature, has another quickly read description of a scientist at work.

The short segment is about Dr. Rebecca Cliffe, the founder of the Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) a non-profit working with sloths in Costa Rica. Isn't that a great abbreviation?
She makes two observations, one about about her career and the other about ecological science: "I’m happy I’ve moved away from academia — I can put all my energy into conservation as opposed to bashing out papers. That’s what I feel ecology should focus on — how we can use what we’re learning to give back to other species."
I don't think this should be the focus of ecology; it is an interest and career choice one can make.

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