Population and the Environment: Analytical Demography and Applied Population Ethics/ZacharyCooper
Notes by user Zachary Cooper (UC Boulder) for Population and the Environment: Analytical Demography and Applied Population Ethics
First and foremost, I would like to thank the Santa Fe Institute for this incredible opportunity! This experience was intense and intellectually stimulating in many different ways. As an archaeologist, I found Dr. Lee's presentation on agroecological and environmental-dependent demographic models to be fascinating, and I certainly can see the relevancy of such models in generating better prehistoric population estimates. In addition, I found Dr. Hooper's presentation on statistical model selection to be very useful. Last, but certainly not least, I truly enjoyed the opportunity to interact with my fellow attendees. There is an incredible amount of value in simply chatting with so many interesting and intelligent people in one place. In my opinion, the synergies that derive from the aggregation of so many great minds in one location is one of the many benefits of a place like SFI. I hope to have the opportunity to return to SFI in the near future.
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