Photos of readers

September 5, 2019 • 2:30 pm

Today we have photos of two readers together: evolutionary biologist Joan Strassman and her daughter, sociologist Anna Mueller—the same Anna who helped me tend the Botany Pond ducks for several years and has a mother mallard hen named after her.  Joan’s caption is brief:

Here are two photos of me. One is from field work in Mexico, along with Anna. The other is field work at Brazos Bend State Park near Houston Texas. Both are from 1994.

15 thoughts on “Photos of readers

  1. Nice Photos Joan & Anne. I spent a number of years in Texas during my working life but not in a hurry to get back. The far south of Texas is quite different from the rest and very tropical in some ways with sugar cane and grapefruit.

  2. Thanks to both of you for posting these. It also provides the opportunity to learn more about your work as well as to learn that one of you (Joan) is a member of the NAS.

    It was fun to scroll through your lab page (Joan) and see your students–to get a feel for the place as well as learn about the focus of your research as well as the critter).

    I enjoyed looking at the blog, especially the one about your year in Berlin. I thought the questions the Rector asked you and other participants to address in a seminar were wonderful and important. They seemed to me, not a practicing scientist, fertile questions. In short,

    What counts as a problem?
    What counts as a sound argument?
    How do you know when you are right?

    It made me wonder whether you have ever published your response?

    I’d not known about your interests in youth, Anna and that research sounds fascinating and very much needed. And thanks for being a trusted keeper of the ducks.

    Thanks again to you and to Jerry for opening this series.

    1. Elegantly put: I was wondering the same! Field biologists get to such interesting places, thinking in this context of E.O Wilson.

  3. Occasionally, an alligator is captured in suburban Houston.

    These gators are captured, and released in Brazos Bend State Park

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