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Population and the Environment: Analytical Demography and Applied Population Ethics/ZacharyCooper

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Notes by user Zachary Cooper (UC Boulder) for Population and the Environment: Analytical Demography and Applied Population Ethics

Post-meeting Reflection

1+ paragraphs on any combination of the following:

  • Presentation highlights
  • Open questions that came up
  • How your perspective changed
  • Impact on your own work
  • e.g. the discussion on [A] that we are having reminds me of [B] conference/[C] initiative/[D] funding call-for-proposal/[E] research group

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.

Reference material notes

Some examples:

  • Here is [A] database on [B] that I pull data from to do [C] analysis that might be of interest to this group (insert link).
  • Here is a free tool for calculating [ABC] (insert link)
  • This painting/sculpture/forms of artwork is emblematic to our discussion on [X]!
  • Schwartz et al. 2017 offers a review on [ABC] migration as relate to climatic factors (add the reference as well).

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