Skip to main content

Daily Kos member

Desert Scientist's Profile

Retired biologist at state university interested in all science, but especially invertebrates. B.S., M.S. University of Arizona, Ph.D. University of Florida. Former museum curator and currently involved in way too many activities.

Real Name: David Richman

Gender: Male

Location: New Mexico

Occupation: Retired Biologist

Groups: History for Kossacks, SciTech, Backyard Science

Diaries published: 108 (13 days since last diary on Sat May 16, 2015 at 10:09 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 3827 (1 day since last comment on Thu May 28, 2015 at 06:26 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 4817

Total Comment Ratings: 4313

Most Recommended Diary: Pestilence , 106 comments, 202 recommends

People Following Desert Scientist: 141

Desert Scientist's Most Recent Diaries:

I am taking the liberty of writing a diary on a female scientist whom I never met and who died in the 21st Century (in fact this very year.) This is in large part because of her 1951 book "Lady ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 10:09 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Some large conservation organizations have a problem. They have to get the money needed to run their programs without being co-opted by the organizations and corporations who donate to them, but ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 72 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 06:57 PM PDT with 132 Recommends
In Late February of this year as I walked down the trail along the Rio Grande at Leasburg Dam State Park in southern New Mexico, I was struck by the relative lushness of the area. A reasonably deep ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 60 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 04:54 PM PDT with 125 Recommends
As we hear in the news every day, anthropogenic (human caused) global climate change is real, despite the efforts by some to call it a hoax. It is the most serious result of our species fouling our ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 11:22 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
I am very disturbed by the attitude that whoever you are, or wherever you come from, or whatever sport team you root for, you or they are number one. This is an attitude that is common to all ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 48 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 04:51 PM PST with 56 Recommends
A while back I wrote a diary on microorganisms with a brief mention and several photographs of diatoms. Diatoms are major players in net primary production and sequestering of Carbon. Not least, ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 06:17 PM PST with 39 Recommends

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site