If you could invent a method, what would it be?

At INTECOL 2013, Methods’ Associate Editor, Barb Anderson, interviewed a number of delegates and asked them: If you could invent a method, what would it be?

The answers in this podcast are given by the following people:

  1. Carsten Dormann, University of Freiburg, Germany (00.17)
  2. Helen Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK (00.36)
  3. Georgina Mace, University College London, UK (01.01)
  4. Tetsuya Matsui, FFPRI, Japan (01.08)
  5. Humphrey Crick, Natural England, UK (01.18)
  6. Steve Hubbell, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (01.27)
  7. Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland, Australia (01.46)
  8. Sandra Diaz, Córdoba National University, Argentina (01.54)
  9. Carol West, Department of Conservation, New Zealand (02.16)
  10. Mick Clout, University of Auckland, New Zealand (02.26)
  11. Han Olff, University of Groningen, Netherlands (02.52)
  12. David Tillman, University of Minnesota, USA (02.59)
  13. Jane Hill, University of York, UK (03.09)
  14. John Whittaker, Lancaster University, UK (03.21)
  15. Dan Faith, Australian Museum, Australia (03.37)
  16. Mike Dodd, Open University, UK (04.31)
  17. Alastair Fitter, University of York, UK (04.41)
  18. John Lee, University of Sheffield, UK (04.43)
  19. Dave Raffaelli, University of York, UK (04.50)
  20. Robert May, University of Oxford, UK (04.58)
  21. Tiago Silva, Cefas, UK (05.22)
  22. Andy Sheppard, CSIRO, Australia (05.30)
  23. Simon Leather, Harper Adams University, UK (05.43)
  24. John Norden, Retired, UK (05.47)
  25. Bill Sutherland, University of Cambridge, UK (06.12)
  26. Jenny Hodgson, University of Liverpool, UK (06.28)
  27. Ken Wilson, Lancaster University, UK (06.54)
  28. Julia Jones, Bangor University, UK (07.02)
  29. Peter Grubb, University of Cambridge, UK (07.14)
  30. Sue Hartley, University of York, UK (07.39)
  31. Justin Travis, University of Aberdeen, UK (07.46)
  32. Chris Thomas, University of York, UK (07.55)
  33. Corey Bradshaw, University of Adelaide, Australia (08.05)
  34. Tom Webb, University of Sheffield, UK (08.08)
  35. Emma Sayer, Open University, UK (08.17)
  36. Stephen Cornell, University of Liverpool, UK (08.27)
  37. Phil Hulme, Lincoln University, New Zealand (08.30)
  38. Ralf Ohlemüller, University of Otago, New Zealand (08.35)
  39. Matthew Davey, University of Cambridge, UK (08.40)
  40. David Orme, Imperial College London, UK (08.44)
  41. Sarah Papworth, National University of Singapore (08.59)
  42. Dave Hodgson, University of Exeter, UK (09.08)
  43. Nick Isaac, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK (09.13)
  44. Tom Oliver, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK (09.32)
  45. Sean Connolly, James Cook University, Australia (09.47)
  46. Adriano Paglia, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (10.18)
  47. Johan Oldekop, University of Sheffield, UK (10.27)
  48. Felix Eigenbrod, University of Southampton, UK (10.44)
  49. Steven Sait, University of Leeds, UK (10.55)
  50. Barry Brook, University Adelaide, Australia (11.02)
  51. Ilya Maclean, University of Exeter, UK (11.34)
  52. Andrew Sayer, University of Exeter, UK (11.39)
  53. Zuzana Münzbergová, Institute of Botany, Czech Republic (11.50)
  54. Christophe Sausse, CETIOM, France (12.00)
  55. Dai Koide, Yokohama National University, Japan (12.24)
  56. Ilkka Hanski, University of Helsinki, Finland (12.59)
  57. Hilary Ford, Bangor University, UK (13.37)
  58. Richard Pearson, University College London, UK (13.59)
  59. Anne Cotton, University of Essex, UK (14.18)
  60. Jonathan Silvertown, Open University, UK (14.30)
  61. Takashi Koyama, Hokkaido University, Japan (14.40)
  62. Owen Petchey, University of Zurich, Switzerland (14.47)
  63. Claire Kremen, University of California, Berkeley, USA (15.07)
  64. David Klein, Wageningen University, Netherlands (15.35)
  65. Adam Vanbergen, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK (15.44)
  66. Melanie Hatcher, University of Leeds, UK (15.50)
  67. Mike Hassell, Imperial College London, UK (15.58)
  68. Colin Beale, University of York, UK (16.17)
  69. Hannah Griffiths, Lancaster University, UK (16.25)
  70. Matthias Boer, University of Western Sydney, Australia (16.42)
  71. Mick McCarthy, University of Melbourne, Australia (16.51)
  72. Tom Ezard, University of Southampton, UK (16.55)
  73. Andrew Beckerman, University of Sheffield, UK (17.08)
  74. Ian Newton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK (17.13)
  75. Robert Poulin, University of Otago, New Zealand (17.26)
  76. Markus Eichhorn, University of Nottingham, UK (17.39)
  77. Luca Börger, Swansea University, UK (17.43)
  78. Ingolf Kühn, UFZ, Germany (17.54)
  79. Leonie Valentine, University of Western Australia (18.07)
  80. Antoine Guisan, University of Lausanne, France (18.16)
  81. Regan Early, University of Évora, Portugal (18.32)
  82. Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK (18.35)
  83. Gavin Thomas, University of Sheffield, UK (18.58)
  84. Honor Prentice, Lund University, Sweden (19.10)
  85. Mike Fowler, Swansea University, UK (19.17)
  86. Richard Gill, Imperial College London, UK (19.22)

Look out for more podcasts from Barb, about the oldest methods still being used, the newest methods currently being used, and the most transformational methods in various fields of research.

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