Tag: population control

  • The Futility and Power of Cleaning a Landscape

    Published in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. This paper investigates why the culling of corvids in Northern Cyprus continues despite it being recognised by those that do it as ineffective. Participant observation, semi-structured interviews and archival research were conducted with a range of people involved in the management and practice of culling. The analysis […]

    The Futility and Power of Cleaning a Landscape
  • Population Everywhere: Critically Evaluating a Global Concept

    A Teach-Out on Wednesday 4th March / 18:00 – 19:30 Attenborough Room, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent Download Poster Heather Alberro Political Ecologist, Nottingham Trent University Debates surrounding the key drivers of contemporary ecological decline are varied and complex, although one in particular tends to predominate: the question of whether human population […]

    Population Everywhere: Critically Evaluating a Global Concept
  • Its not playing god when its done so stupidly: the case of mosquito population control by genetic modification

    A recent study shows that the introduction of genetically modified mosquitos to control the population of free mosquitos in south america has at best not worked, at worst made the situation a lot worse. The story goes that with the spread of the Zika virus, amongst other viruses lethal to humans, the idea to try […]

    Its not playing god when its done so stupidly: the case of mosquito population control by genetic modification