UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey
There’s by no means been something like this earlier than.
A landmark textbook on the newly rising discipline of biodemography, lead-authored by UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey, has developed into one other landmark: Carey has created, recorded and printed a first-of-its-kind video guidebook with free worldwide entry.
The video guidebook showcases the 480-page textbook, Biodemography: An Introduction to Ideas and Strategies (Princeton College Press, 2020), co-authored by Deborah Roach, professor and chair of the College of Virginia’s Division of Biology. Carey and Roach outline the pioneering discipline of biodemography as “integrating biology, arithmetic and demography.”
Carey, a member of the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology school since 1980 and a senior scholar with the UC Berkeley Heart on the Economics and Demography of Getting older (CEDA), opted to create the video playbook as a result of “we imagine the contents ought to be accessible to anybody inquisitive about any side of biodemography no matter their entry to the e book or their major language.”
The video guidebook, now on-line on the UC Berkeley Inhabitants Sciences web site, is exclusive in that by no means earlier than has a scientific textbook creator produced, scripted and narrated movies that embody a e book’s whole content material. The playlist contains 175 separate displays, closed captioned in English and subtitled by YouTube in 300 completely different languages. The content material covers the contents of his whole biodemography e book with video modules on content material starting from life tables, mortality fashions and copy to steady inhabitants idea, matrix fashions and utilized demography. He additionally has a number of dozen movies on greatest practices in visualization and presentation methods.
Deborah Roach, professor and chair, Division of Biology, College of Virginia
Carey served because the film producer, director, script author, animator, lighting and sound technician, videographer, and editor, all rolled into one, for the 480-hour video guidebook mission. He used his workplace in Briggs Corridor because the studio.
Mainly, the video guidebook is a cross-media studying expertise that is viewers will discover participating, enduring and pleasurable. “Readers can scroll, scan and peruse the e book’s contents in addition to add notes, bookmark pages, and spotlight textual content,” Carey stated. “In contrast to books video content material will be simply added or up to date and in addition to each closed captioned and overseas language subtitled.”
His playlist contains demographic fundamentals, life tables, mortality, copy, inhabitants fashions, and such subjects because the Donner Social gathering tragedy, the Titanic catastrophe, Napoleon’s Grand Armée, and “Why the Oldest Individual within the World Retains Dying.”
Carey additionally delves into “Entomology and Insect-Associated Movies” (see https://bit.ly/3lgYcD2), ecology and conservation biology, and different specialty grouped subjects. As well as, his playlist contains video appendices of African elephants and mountain gorillas that he recorded on his instructing journeys to Africa.
Biodemography textbook by James R. Carey and Deborah Roach
The Definitive Textbook. The textbook itself is hailed as “the definitive textbook for the rising discipline of biodemography, integrating biology, arithmetic and demography.”
Carey describes demography as “the taproot of an interdisciplinary tree containing a number of branches whose demographic subjects vary from well being, illness, marriage and fertility to anthropology, paleontology, historical past, and schooling. Our e book now provides a brand new department to this tree—biodemography.”
Extremely honored for his analysis, instructing and public service Carey served because the principal investigator of a 10-year, $10 million federal grant on “Getting older within the Wild,” encompassing 14 scientists at 11 universities.
Carey received a 2018 world award within the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Nice Instructing Program, an instructional competitors sponsored each two years by Baylor College, Waco, Texas. He acquired the 2015 Distinguished Achievement in Instructing Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the 2014 Distinguished Instructing Award from the Pacific Department of ESA. The UC Davis Educational Senate honored him because the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Instructing Award, given to internationally acknowledged professors who excel at instructing.
Carey is a fellow of 4 organizations; American Affiliation for the Development of Science, Entomological Society of America, California Academy of Science and the Gerontological Society of America. He holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Berkeley.