Bryan Barney

Bryan Barney is a first-year PhD student in Biology, studying marine population genomics at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, Calif. When he is not sorting through hundreds of millions of short DNA sequences, he is busy trying to indoctrinate his 3-year-old daughter into the field of ecology.

Ecology of the undead: Life and death in the age of mass extinction

Tropical forest ecologist Rodolfo Dirzo talks about deforestation, “defaunation,” and the ecological concept of “the living dead.”