What inspired me to even consider making my already sometimes-grueling field schedule even more so, by doing it all by bike you ask? A few different things come to mind: A friend undertook to ride 300+ kilometres from cairns to cooktown to raise money for heart disease research… My cousin went off to the sahara to be the first to cross that vast expanse of desert by wind power alone: in a kite buggy (!). I also found the website of the adventurous and ethical souls at http://carbonneutralexpeditions.com/ . These, coupled with my growing sense that most of the barriers that we encounter in life are those that we make for ourselves, in our own mind. Once you begin to realise that, you get curious about where the real limits lie…
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- Birds in space… (multidimensiaonal trait-space that is)
- Presentation: Land-use, Climate Change and Avian Ecosystem Services in the Montane Neotropics: Managing for Resilience.
- ATBC 2014 Trip 1: “Gondwanan relicts and upland bird endemics of the Australian Wet Tropics”
- Null Models In Ecology: book download
- Presentation: “Rapid Population Shifts in Australia’s Tropical Montane Avifauna: Monitoring Responses to Climate Change”.