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Posts From Kathryn Ward

How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

In the wake of international commitments to a greener future at COP21, debates are raging across the globe over what environmentalism is worth to a population. Accurate economic quantifications are crucial to informed decisions, and researchers are responding to the call for a new methodology of valuing natural assets.

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The Significance of Swine: Pigs in societal evolution

The Significance of Swine: Pigs in societal evolution

Mark Essig lights up when he tells the unlikely story of how 19th century hog drives in the Blue Ridge Mountains created a complex infrastructure of taverns, roads, and pig statues across North Carolina. This story fascinated Essig and led

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Animating Ancient Arthropods: Modern modeling techniques shed light on new species’ origins

Animating Ancient Arthropods: Modern modeling techniques shed light on new species’ origins

A Yale-led group discovers and characterizes an ancient carnivorous crustaceous using high-tech methods.

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Yalies Bring Green Infrastructure to Campus

Yalies Bring Green Infrastructure to Campus

Sage Hall in the School of Forestry is now home to a new rain garden, designed by Caitlin Feehan (FES ’14) and Cary Simmons (YC ’15) to lessen the detrimental effects of storm water runoff. During heavy storms, runoff rushes

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