John A. Vucetich, of Michigan Technological University and coauthor of “On Advocacy by Environmental Scinetists: What, Whether, Why, and How” published in the journal Conservation Biology, was recently interviewed by Live Science. Vucetich, who’s primary research is a wolf-moose predator-prey study at Isle Royale National Park (an island in Lake Superior Michigan), the longest running predator-prey study in the world, responded admirably to the questions. Of note are these two questions and answers:
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Don’t be afraid of the truth.
If you could only rescue one thing from your burning office or lab, what would it be?
My laptop computer.
I hear you! haha!
I was also suprised to read that John grew up in suburbia but was always trying to be outside in natural environments. This rings true for me as well. I can’t help but identify with him. It’s a similar desire which lead to my recent experiment of getting away from cities and living on a tropical island. Good luck to John and his research! Recent press releases about Vucetich and his work can be found here and here.