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Seth's research focuses on the ecology and conservation of wildlife in fragmented urban landscapes. Specifically, this includes the behavior and ecology of wide ranging mammalian carnivores such as mountain lions and bobcats, the effects of fragmentation and roads on the population genetic structure of wildlife (including carnivores, reptiles, and birds), and the effects of urbanization on the diversity and abundance of reptile and amphibian communities. Seth is also interested in conservation and management of wildlife in National Parks, and in the effective long term monitoring of National Park resources.
Riley, S. P. D., J. Pollinger, R. K. Wayne, R. M. Sauvajot, E. C. York, and T. K. Fuller, "A southern California freeway in a physical http://www.shrachi.com/dsp.html and social barrier to gene flow in carnivores", Molecular Ecology, 15 : 1733 1741 (2006) .
Riley, S. P. D., G. Busteed, L. Kats, T. Vandergon, L. Lee, R. Dagit, J. Kerby, R. M. Sauvajot, and R. N. Fisher, "Effects of urbanization on the distribution and abundance of amphibians and exotic species in southern California streams", Conservation Biology, 19 : 1894 1907 (2005) .
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Riley, S. P. D., J. E. Foley, and B. B. Chomel, "Exposure to feline and canine pathogens in bobcats and gray foxes in urban and rural zones of a national park in California", Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40 : 11 22 (2004) .
Riley, S. P. D., R. M. Sauvajot, D. Kamradt, E. C. York, C. Bromley, T. K. Fuller, and R. K. Wayne, "Effects of urbanization and fragmentation on bobcats and coyotes in urban southern California", Conservation Reggie Miller L Jersey Biology, 17 : 566 576 (2003) .
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The Neuroscience of the Gun
"If you combine the populations of Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia, you get a population roughly the size of the United States, where, last year, there were 32,000 gun death. Those other countries, which all have a form of gun control, had a total of 112.
There are a number of different ways to think about this issue, but a decent place to start is Steven Pinker. In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker makes the data driven argument that violence has been decreasing steadily since the Middle Ages and, across the boards, is now at its lowest point in history. But this isn't the case with gun violence.
Consider this report (about Oakland, CA) from yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle:
Data compiled by the Urban Strategies Council which works with, and collects data for, agencies like the OPD shows the overall number of reported shootings rising in recent years, from 869 in 2009 to more than 1,200 in 2011, the highest since 2003, the earliest year for which they have data. Homicides which are by and large committed by people with guns have followed a similar trend. As of early December, 2012, the city had already seen 117 homicides, soaring past 103 for last year and perhaps reaching the highest total since 2008 police say, when 124 people died.
So the question becomes why is violence overall declining, yet gun violence still on the rise? The answer, we suspect, might be dopamine.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, one of the brain's basic signaling molecules. Emotionally, we feel its presence as engagement, excitement, creativity, and a desire to investigate and make meaning out of the world. It's released whenever we take a risk, or encounter something novel. It reinforces exploratory behavior. It also helps us survive that behavior. By increasing attention, information flow, and pattern recognition, in the brain, and heart rate, blood pressure and muscle firing timing, in the body, dopamine serves as a formidable skill booster as well.
But its most famous attribute is as a motivator. It is released when we have the expectation of reward. Once dopamine becomes hardwired into a psychological reward loop, the desire to get more dopamine becomes the brain's overarching preoccupation. Cocaine, for example, is widely considered the most addictive drug on earth. It does little more than flood the brain with dopamine and block its reuptake (sort of like SSRI's block the reuptake of serotonin).
But it's not just drug addiction. Gambling addiction, shopping addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction, coffee addiction, cigarette addiction, twitter and texting too. The list is long. And possibly growing, as now it's time to talk about dopamine and our current gun addiction.
So what do we really know? Dopamine shows up when we take a risk and firing a gun is always a risk. It shows up when we encounter something novel and since guns blow things up, well that usually pretty novel. If you're serious about your guns and use them for target practice or hunting, well that requires pattern recognition and this increases dopamine as well.
Are there direct correlations? Has anyone yet done a PET or MRS scan (the only ways to screen for dopamine in the brain) of people just leaving a firing range? Not that we can tell (though we'll outline this and a few possible areas of research in a moment). We do know, from copious amounts of video game research, that first person shooter games release dopamine, and this has been linked to everything from learning and rewards to ideas James Harden Authentic Jersey about violence and harm to winning and motivation.
What does all of this really mean? It means that the reason gun violence continues to rise (and the reason gun control legislation remains so hard to pass) is because we are quite literally addicted to our guns.
Two things make this even more alarming. First, because the human brain evolved in an era of immediacy when threats and rewards were of the lions, tigers and food variety the http://www.shrachi.com/news.html dopamine circuitry has an inborn timing mechanism. If the reward follows the stimulus by roughly , it's sitting in dopamine's sweet spot. Firing a muzzle loader for example would certainly release dopamine, but it takes too long between multiple firings for a significant reward loop to be created. Firing an automatic weapon, though, sits close to the sweet spot an assault weapon can fire a round every 100 milliseconds. Meaning not only are guns addictive, but automatic weaponry is far more addictive than most.
Unfortunately, there's a more frightening downside to consider. As Nora Volkow and her colleagues at the National Institute of Drug Abuse have well documented, the first true taste of a dopamine rush is always the best. After that, there are always diminishing returns. What this means in drug addicts is that the first time someone inhales cocaine feel so outrageously good compared to all the following times and, as a result, a junky will keep escalating their use patterns to try to get back to that original high. The same goes for guns. This suggests that for addicts, the desire to do more damage, cause more harm, and generally unleash holy terror will only increase over time.
Obviously, considering the scope of these ideas, a bit more research needs to be done. Besides the aforementioned PET/MRS scan, there are an even simpler tests. L Dopa, the Parkinson's drug, increases the level of dopamine in the brain. You could give subjects L Dopa (compared to people given, say, naloxone, which blocks the opioid reward system) and have them fire guns at a range. After a set period of time, you can then see how much money they'd be willing to spend for another 30 minutes on the range (compared to controls). Our guess, the folks with more L Dopa are gonna spend far more money.
The larger point is that Andre Iguodala Swingman Jersey if we're really going to have a high minded discussion more honest discussion about the role we want guns to play in the future of America, then acknowledging (and further researching) the addictive nature of bang seems a critical place to start.
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By checking out credible sneaker websites such as AJRD, you won't be the last to know about the next Air Jordan release date as soon as it is confirmed. This cheap air jordan 13 shoes even includes the quick strikes that can occur on a monthly basis. Depending on the hype a pair of J's could go for 3 or 4 times the original price and that's two weeks after they drop in your nearest Footlocker.
This kind of situation tends to happen around the holiday season of December when Jordan Brand releases their highly anticipated sneaker of the year. Over the last couple of years it has been a Twitter and Facebook nightmare around the 23rd and 24th of Dec.
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2009 Air Jordan 11 "Space Jam
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In 2012 there are some serious rumors about the Air Jordan 11 "Bred" or "Columbia" dropping for the holiday season which will surely send sneaker heads to the nearest bank to pull out a minimum of a couple hundred dollars as each shoe will be around $180.
The flagship shoe being the Jordan 2012 is doing okay as far as sells but it takes a special edition like "The Year of the Dragon" to really sell well. Retro J's crush everything cheap air jordan 14 shoes being that Michael Jordan actually wore the original numbered series in the lower numbers like 1 11 which sells the absolute best.
Not sure how JB lost the edge but it appears that since MJ stopped wearing the sneaker it's lost much of the hot design. The 2011 looked okay but still can't hold a candle to any of the OG low numbers in the series, especially the Jordan 3's or 4's.
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Former Detroit Lions defensive star Darris McCord of Fearsome Four dies at age 80
The Lions said in a release that McCord died at home in Bloomfield Hills. The team didn't give a cause of death, but the Detroit Free Press reported that McCord was diagnosed in March with pancreatic cancer.
"Darris will not only be remembered as http://www.shrachi.com/agro.html?www.shrachi.com/agro.html a cornerstone to the Lions' great Fearsome Foursome defensive line of the 1960s, but also as someone who made many positive contributions to the Detroit community over the last five decades," Lions President Tom Lewand said.
McCord was selected in the third round by Detroit in the 1955 draft from the University of Tennessee, where he was an All American. He spent his Ray Ban 136 Cheap entire 13 year career in Detroit and was a member of the Lions' 1957 NFL championship team. He also played in the 1958 Pro Bowl.
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I think that looking at the history of farming in science fiction might be a fun way to show ideas about what cheap nfl jerseys the future might look like, tease out ethical questions, and see if predictions about farming came true. I am especially interested in visual culture, and stuff that would be citeable. Novels with illustrated covers, movies, comics, action figures, toys, would all be interesting. I am especially interested in 19th century America to the present, but if there is something good from the rest of the world that would be fun too.
I found examples of farms on the Tales of Future Past website, but there were no sources. Do any examples come to mind? Thanks for your insight!Not exactly what you're looking for, but Heinlein has a book called Farmer in the Sky about farmers colonizing a moon of Jupiter. It's got an illustrated cover. It's been a while since I read it, but there are a few ethical questions in there, about owning the land and such.
posted by losvedir at 6:35 PM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]
There's a 1952 story called "The Space Merchants," by Frederick Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, which describes what may be the first example of vat meat, a huge chunk of chicken breast that eats processed algae that poor laborers harvest from ponds in long, poorly paid shifts. It's a lot like the jobs Tom Joad takes on in The Grapes of Wrath, and the workers are apparently in that position because of debt they accrued in a consumerist culture.
I'm not sure if the story details futuristic agriculture anymore than this excerpt. I haven't read the story, I only heard of the concept. Probably right up your alley.
You might also mention the Lars homestead in Star cheap jerseys Warsthey're farmers of a sort.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:46 PM on February 12, 2009
In Saberhagen's Berserker universe, there's a story about a captured farmer using his skills to kill a Berserker. I'm pretty sure it's called "Pressure" and is in the collection, "The Ultimate Enemy." It doesn't really deal too awfully much with the future of farming though.
Pohl's Jem might be more in that direction. The food producing nations are a bloc much like OPEC is IRL and, later on, I think aliens are enslaved as food producers on an alien world. Pohl's Gateway also series mentioned farming from time, usually in form of either fish farms or yeast grown on petrochemicals, until it was made obsolete by the mining of the Oort cloud for allpurpose CHON, Carbon/Hydrogen/Oxygen/Nitrogen, that could be turned into foodstuffs.
Star Trek in "The Trouble With Tribbles" also mentioned farming; those cheap nfl jerseys damned tribbles ate genetically modified seed that was being shipped to a farm planet.
I feel I should, at this point, mention I have kissed girls and don't live in my parents' basement.
posted by codswallop at 6:54 PM on February 12, 2009
In the Dune series, people farm spice.
And in the PC game Alpha Centauri, there are two types of farm you can research as you settle the planet. Tree Farms and Aqua Farms.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:58 PM on February 12, 2009
You would love The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps, though it's more like speculative engineering rather than fiction. The cultivation of algae, both on Earth and in the bubblemembranes of space colonies, is what solves the problems of poverty and resource scarcity that's holding people back from space colonization. Then, most of the 'farming' is basically converting space ore to useful materials through robots and such water being the most important, since it enables respiration of the colonies and feeds people. The solution to just about every engineering problem is "fill it with more water." Very aquacentric.
The book has illustrations in black and white throughout and a big fullcolor ultrautopian artist's illustration inset in the middle (See 1, 2, 3, 4).
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I'd add my recommendation for Silent Running, as cheap nfl jerseys Admiral Haddock mentions above. I sobbed like a little girl when I saw that movie; of course, I was a little boy with perhaps an inordinate fondness for robots at the time, but my neuroses aside, it's a damned good flick.
posted by infinitywaltz at 7:17 PM on February 12, 2009
The protagonist of Gateway by Pohl works in, if I remember correctly, a slime or algae mine of some description, and then gets a job as, essentially, a gardener.
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