Fans of Jennifer Jacquet’s and Randy Olson’s maritime musings over at Shifting Baselines will be glad to know that they have recently added a new co-blogger to the mix. Josh Donlan shares their passion for conservation but brings his own unique terrestrial approach.
Josh sent us his answers the day after he rolled his truck, so his answers are, understandably, on the shorter side.
What’s your name?
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What is your blog called?
What’s up with that name?
Find out at http://scienceblogs.com/shiftingbaselines
How long have you been blogging, anyway?
Where do you live?
I was born in Virginia, spend a fair bit of time in Tasmania, Australia and South America, and am currently based in the Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho.
Would you describe yourself as a working scientist?
Any education experiences or degrees you’d like to mention?
I have a BS from Northern Arizona University, an MA from University of California Santa Cruz, and a PhD from Cornell University.
What are your main academic interests, in or out of your field?
Biodiversity Conservation, Ecology, Behavioral Economics, Economics
Last book you read?
At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen and The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
What is your idea of a perfect day?
At 10,000 feet in the Teton Mountains, sunny, 30 degrees, and 20 inches of fresh snow. My idea of a worse day happened yesterday: spilled a cappuccino on my computer in the morning and rolled (and totaled) my truck in the evening.
What’s your greatest habitual annoyance?
People that are habitually annoyed
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Any dirtbag environmentalist
Your favorite heroes in real life?
Jesse Perry, handyman, Flagstaff, Arizona
What’s your most marked characteristic?
What’s your fatal flaw?
Who are your favorite writers?
Matthiesen, Steinbeck, Carl Hiassen
What would you like to be?
Better at yoga