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Interesting people

This vaguely named thread is actually something more specific. It's a way for us to list people whose expertise could help the Azimuth Project, with a strong focus on people where we may have a serious chance at getting them interested.

I'm starting this up because Curtis Faith asked me to — but also because my wife just told me about someone whose work sounds very interesting. Since this person is at at UC Riverside, my home institution, I want to remember to talk to her when I go back.

She writes:

My research areas span Quantitative Conservation Ecology and Probabilistic Risk Assessment. I apply population models, mathematical treatments of uncertainty and decision-making techniques to address conservation and wildlife management issues and ecological risk assessment. My research activities are broad and interdisciplinary and include: treatments of uncertainty in conservation, ecology and risk assessment; population viability analysis of endangered and threatened species; formal decision making for conservation management.

Selected publications:

  • Regan, H.M., M. Colyvan and L. Markovchick-Nicolls*. A formal model for consensus and negotiation in environmental management. Journal of Environmental Management 80:167-176, 2006.
  • Regan, H.M., T.D. Auld, D. Keith and M.A. Burgman. The effects of fire and predators on the long-term persistence of an endangered shrub Grevillea caleyi. Biological Conservation 109(1):73-83, 2003.
  • Regan, H.M., M. Colyvan, and M.A. Burgman. A taxonomy and treatment of uncertainty for ecology and conservation biology. Ecological Applications, 12(2):618-628, 2002.
  • Regan, H.M., R. Lupia, A.N. Drinnan and M.A. Burgman. The currency and tempo of extinction.The American Naturalist, 157(1):1-10, January 2001.

Complete publication list.

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    edited January 2011

    Here's a list of people I've interviewed, am interviewing or want to interview in This Week's Finds. I would love it if they all got involved in the Azimuth Project, but of course bigshots tend to have their own things going. Most of the people I've interviewed so far are friends of mine. I hope to branch out more later.

    Nathan Urban — climate change. Done.

    Tim Palmer — weather prediction. Done.

    Eliezer Yudkowsky — friendly AI. Interviewed.

    Thomas Fischbacher - sustainability. Interviewed.

    Chris Lee — bioinformatics. Underway.

    Gregory Benford — geoengineering. Underway.

    David Ellerman - helping people, economics. Underway.

    Eric Drexler — nanotechnology. Agreed to do it but got distracted.

    Mary-Lou Zeeman — mathematics of sustainability.

    Stewart Brand — ecopragmatism.

    Abel Wohlman — mathematics of biodiversity assessment.

    Steve Kelling — tools for citizen science.

    Comment Source:Here's a list of people I've interviewed, am interviewing or want to interview in _This Week's Finds_. I would love it if they all got involved in the Azimuth Project, but of course bigshots tend to have their own things going. Most of the people I've interviewed so far are friends of mine. I hope to branch out more later. <a href = "http://www.geosc.psu.edu/~nurban/">Nathan Urban</a> &mdash; climate change. Done. <a href = "http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/staff/palmer.php">Tim Palmer</a> &mdash; weather prediction. Done. <a href = "http://yudkowsky.net/">Eliezer Yudkowsky</a> &mdash; friendly AI. Interviewed. <a href = "http://www.soton.ac.uk/~doctom/talks/sustainability-barriers.pdf">Thomas Fischbacher</a> - sustainability. Interviewed. <a href = "http://bioinfo.mbi.ucla.edu/leelab/">Chris Lee</a> &mdash; bioinformatics. Underway. <a href = "http://www.gregorybenford.com/">Gregory Benford</a> &mdash; geoengineering. Underway. <a href = "http://www.ellerman.org/Davids-Stuff/AboutDavidEllerman.htm">David Ellerman</a> - helping people, economics. Underway. <a href = "http://metamodern.com/">Eric Drexler</a> &mdash; nanotechnology. Agreed to do it but got distracted. <a href = "http://www.bowdoin.edu/faculty/m/mlzeeman/">Mary-Lou Zeeman</a> &mdash; mathematics of sustainability. <a href = "http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~drg/">Stewart Brand</a> &mdash; ecopragmatism. <a href = "http://www.grizzlybear.org/about/index.php?cmd=c">Abel Wohlman</a> &mdash; mathematics of biodiversity assessment. <a href = "http://www.birds.cornell.edu/is/staff/staff_steve.html">Steve Kelling</a> &mdash; tools for citizen science.
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