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Classroom Resources: Ecological Freakonomics

By Jonah Lehrer July-September 2008 / Vol. 9 No. 3 Read the article >> Discussion Questions The author describes Lui’s research on the Wolong Nature Reserve as focusing on the influence of social factors on conservation, and named “income of the local villagers”...
Ecological Freakonomics

Ecological Freakonomics

By Jonah Lehrer Illustration ©Thomas Fuchs When the Wolong Nature Reserve was established in Southwestern China in 1975, it was hailed as a landmark achievement of the environmental movement. The reserve, which covers more than 200,000 hectares, contains more than 10...
July-September 2008

July-September 2008

Features CONFESSIONS OF A HIT MAN Our mark was an invasive pest that had made a remote tropical island its home. But good and evil are not so easily discerned in ecological systems, even when a place looks like Eden. by Jeffrey A. Lockwood and Alexandre V....