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The Shifting Balance of Design Practice

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In the 1930s, evolutionary geneticist Sewall Wright pulled together research strands in the biology of inbreeding, the genetics of coat color in guinea pigs, statistical methods (including path analysis), and mathematics that codified the changes in gene frequencies in populations Read more ›

Weaving Haplotypes

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The word mitochondrion comes from the Greek μίτος or mitos, meaning thread and χονδρίον or chondrion, meaning granule (thanks! wikipedia). But this isn’t about the mitochondrion itself.  Rather, this is a story about how the genetic information that helps mitochondria Read more ›

Adaptation>Robustness or Plasticity>Resilience?

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Disaggregation among natural and social scientific communities can lead to misunderstandings about the different components of disaster management and  socio-ecological systems.  Terms like resilient, adaptive, robust are often used to describe systems and their processes and come up in the Read more ›