Can Game Theory Help Save Our Forests? | JSTOR Daily

The JSTOR blog recaps current research projects that try to implement game theory methods to work against poaching, illegal logging, and other threats to global fauna and flora (”green security games”):  Although these technologies are still in their pilot testing phases, these projects demonstrate the power of applying computer science to help protect our world’s …

Yellowstone To Kill 900 Bison During Winter Cull

I admit that it’ss easy to say as someone in non-rural Germany, but still: I’d love to see more Bison in the wild – and not just in specified areas like a national park. A population of 4,000 bisons isn’t that large, there used to bve millions. Not like that area is cramped for space. …

Is untouched nature really there for man to find refuge from himself? Doesn’t that turn wild nature into another finite ressource man consumes and ultimately destroys? Isn’t it truly sad to think of the sublime as another thing whose purpose is to serve ‘the human spirit’? Especially considering that “the human spirit” historically refers to …