Arts and Seminars on Campus
January 15, 2015
Ecologist and professor Douglas McCauly is among the researchers finding that the same patterns that led to the collapse of wildlife populations on land are now occurring in the sea. This New York Times article quotes McCauly: “We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event.” But the study also finds "there is still time to avert catastrophe."
December 27, 2014
In this editorial piece, UCSB Professor David Valentine, explains the use of chemical dispersants in oil spill crises like Deepwater Horizon—comparing them to dishwashing soap or fire retardant used during wildfires—and urges a scientific approach to the discussion rather than the current, popular emotional responses.