Fall 2003 Computing & Research Services News Archive

Terry McCabe, William Travis, and Thomas Dickinson attended Yellowstone National Park's Seventh Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, October 6 - 8 2003. McCabe presented a paper, "Livelihood Diversification among Maasai Pastoralists in Northern Tanzania: Implications and Challenges for Conservation Policy," describing his work on social and cultural change among the Maasai who live in and around the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem. Travis, Dickinson, and others gave presentations reporting results of an ongoing study, led by Travis, of ranchland dynamics in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with a focus on trends in ranching and ranchland ownership, and what those trends portend for cultural and economic communities, land conservation, and future GYE landscapes.

Jani Little represented IBS and the University of Colorado at the 2003 Meeting of the Official Representatives to the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Oct 9-11, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. New data releases such as "The Afrobarometers" and "The European Social Survey" were presented as well as new initiatives in on-line data access, data archiving, and data gathering.

Thank you, Richard, and "bonnes aventures"! On November 30, 2003, Richard Cook officially retired after more than 30 years at IBS. Richard has contributed a great deal to IBS, having worked in computer and statistical support for 22 years. Richard will continue to work part time at CRS.