What are the oldest methods still being used?

At INTECOL 2013, Methods’ Associate Editor, Barb Anderson, asked a number of delegates: “What is the oldest method that you still use today?” This podcast includes the answers given by the list of people below.

Barb also produced podcasts about the newest methods currently being used, potentially useful methods that have not yet been invented, and the most transformational methods in various fields of research.

  1. Chris Thomas, University of York, UK (00.40)
  2. Sue Hartley, University of York, UK (00.46)
  3. Ken Wilson, Lancaster University, UK (00.53)
  4. Stephen Cornell, University of Liverpool, UK (00.57)
  5. Andy Sheppard, CSIRO, Australia (01.05)
  6. Mick McCarthy, University of Melbourne, Australia (01.17)
  7. Robert Poulin, University of Otago, New Zealand (01.22)
  8. Dan Faith, Australian Museum, Australia (01.37)
  9. Justin Travis, University of Aberdeen, UK (01.57)
  10. Humphrey Crick, Natural England, UK (01.59)
  11. Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK (02.01)
  12. Gavin Thomas, University of Sheffield, UK (02.10)
  13. Corey Bradshaw, University of Adelaide, Australia (02.17)
  14. Honor Prentice, Lund University, Sweden (02.22)
  15. Tom Webb, University of Sheffield, UK (02.27)
  16. Antoine Guisan, University of Lausanne, France (00.40)
  17. Emma Sayer, Open University, UK (02.35)
  18. Phil Hulme, Lincoln University, New Zealand (02.39)
  19. Julia Jones, Bangor University, UK (02.41)
  20. Simon Leather, Harper Adams University, UK (02.44)
  21. Hamish McCallum, Griffith University, Australia (02.46)
  22. Ralf Ohlemüller, University of Otago, New Zealand (02.53)
  23. Bill Sutherland, University of Cambridge, UK (02.55)
  24. Matthew Davey, University of Cambridge, UK (03.07)
  25. Sarah Papworth, National University of Singapore (03.10)
  26. David Orme, Imperial College London, UK (03.12)
  27. Dave Hodgson, University of Exeter, UK (03.14)
  28. Jarrod Hadfield, University of Oxford, UK (03.16)
  29. Tiago Silva, Cefas, UK (03.19)
  30. John Lee, University of Sheffield, UK (03.22)
  31. Alastair Fitter, University of York, UK (03.24)
  32. Steven Sait, University of Leeds, UK (03.26)
  33. Tetsuya Matsui, FFPRI, Japan (03.32)
  34. Barry Brook, University Adelaide, Australia (03.35)
  35. Ilya Maclean, University of Exeter, UK (03.37)
  36. Andrew Sayer, University of Exeter, UK (03.45)
  37. Christophe Sausse, CETIOM, France (03.58)
  38. Ilkka Hanski, University of Helsinki, Finland (04.09)
  39. Hilary Ford, Bangor University, UK (04.24)
  40. Richard Pearson, University College London, UK (04.31)
  41. Anne Cotton, University of Essex, UK (04.34)
  42. Steve Hubbell, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (04.44)
  43. Jonathan Silvertown, Open University, UK (04.51)
  44. John Norden, Retired, UK (05.01)
  45. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Switzerland (05.05)
  46. Claire Kremen, University of California, Berkeley, USA (05.12)
  47. David Klein, Wageningen University, Netherlands (05.17)
  48. Adam Vanbergen, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK (05.21)
  49. Melanie Hatcher, University of Leeds, UK (05.26)
  50. Mike Hassell, Imperial College London, UK (05.35)
  51. Colin Beale, University of York, UK (05.37)
  52. Hannah Griffiths, Lancaster University, UK (05.44)
  53. Matthias Boer, University of Western Sydney, Australia (05.48)
  54. Peter Grubb, University of Cambridge, UK (05.54)
  55. Rob Brooker, James Hutton Institute, UK (05.57)
  56. Tom Ezard, University of Southampton, UK (06.00)
  57. Ian Newton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK (06.05)
  58. Markus Eichhorn, University of Nottingham, UK (06.10)
  59. Luca Börger, Swansea University, UK (06.13)
  60. Carsten Dormann, University of Freiburg, Germany (06.15)
  61. Ingolf Kühn, UFZ, Germany (06.26)
  62. Leonie Valentine, University of Western Australia (06.31)
  63. Regan Early, University of Évora, Portugal (06.38)
  64. Mike Fowler, Swansea University, UK (06.41)
  65. Richard Gill, Imperial College London, UK (06.43)
  66. Dave Raffaelli, University of York, UK (06.49)
  67. John Whittaker, Lancaster University, UK (06.55)
  68. Mike Dodd, Open University, UK (07.06)
  69. Han Olff, University of Groningen, Netherlands (07.29)
  70. Tom Oliver, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK (07.38)
  71. Sean Connolly, James Cook University, Australia (07.49)
  72. David Tillman, University of Minnesota, USA (07.53)
  73. Jane Hill, University of York, UK (07.58)
  74. Sandra Diaz, Córdoba National University, Argentina (08.17)
  75. Felix Eigenbrod, University of Southampton, UK (08.22)
  76. Zuzana Münzbergová, Institute of Botany, Czech Republic (08.25)
  77. Dai Koide, Yokohama National University, Japan (08.29)
  78. Takashi Koyama, Hokkaido University, Japan (08.32)
  79. Johan Oldekop, University of Sheffield, UK (08.38)
  80. Carol West, Department of Conservation, New Zealand (08.40)
  81. Jenny Hodgson, University of Liverpool, UK (08.47)
  82. Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland, Australia (08.50)
  83. Helen Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK (08.57)
  84. Georgina Mace, University College London, UK (09.09)

Look out for more podcasts from Barb, about the newest methods currently being used, potentially useful methods that have not yet been invented, and the most transformational methods in various fields of research.

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