BEST OF GRIZZLY TIME BLOGS
November 30, 2016
This essay reviews the history of grizzly bear extirpations in the contiguous U.S. at the hands of Europeans, the small gains since the provision of ESA protections, and the need for much more.
November 11, 2016
This essay provides a synopsis of the evolutionary history and unique phylogeny of grizzly bears at mid-latitudes of North America, giving rise to a related imperative to recognize this singular taxonomic and historical reckoning in planning for meaningful recovery.
Critiques of Current Conceptions of Recovery
The following two links take you to blogs that call for a reconceptualization of standards for recovering grizzly bears in the contiguous-U.S. that acknowledges the magnitude of historical losses and the phylogenetic uniqueness of grizzly bears at mid-latitudes of North America.
The following links take you to a series of blogs and essays that provide readers with information needed to navigate the complexities and deficiencies of grizzly bear-related science produced by government-employed researchers. The number of blogs is testimony to the many ongoing deficiencies.
Let Them Eat Grizzly Cake January 28, 2016
This blog explores the fallacies of assuming that all grizzly bear foods are equal and thus able to be substituted one for another, and the equally absurd notion that bears distinguish their foods on the basis of Linnaean Latin taxonomy.
The Strange Case of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team
Partisan Scientists in Public Service II April 7, 2016
Partisan Scientists in Public Service I March 31, 2016
These two blogs are a part of series that explores the partisan nature of science produced by government-employed grizzly bear researchers, professions of neutrality and objectivity notwithstanding.
This blog is one of several that elucidates the many ways that government-employed researchers structure research questions and manipulate research results to serve preordained outcomes--notably the removal of ESA protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.
Fog of Science I & II
Appling and Oranging Grizzly Bear Numbers January 19, 2017
The Stealth Advocacy of Grizzly Bear Numbers January 12, 2017
This two-part series explores the way that numbers are manipulated by government-employed grizzly bear researchers to inflate estimates of the size and trend of Yellowstone's grizzly bear population.
Social Carrying Capacity Politspeak Bamboozle May 13, 2019
This blog clarifies the pedigree and concept of "social carrying capacity" as well as the many ways that grizzly bear managers pervert this concept to promote partisan political agendas.
Grizzly Sardine Can Blues Reprise April 26, 2019
This blog explores the ways in which the concept of ecological carrying capacity is misrepresented by grizzly bear managers and researchers as part of an agenda to promote the idea that Yellowstone's grizzly bear population is recovered and ready to be delisted .
Grizzly Twister and Other Games that Scientists Play July 31, 2019
This is yet another blog that explores how government scientists frame questions and manipulate the presentation of their results to serve partisan political agendas, often in ways that defy comprehension or any internal logical consistency.