UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey
A landmark textbook on the newly rising subject of biodemography, lead-authored by UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey, has advanced into one other landmark: Carey has created, recorded and revealed 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 subject of biodemography as “integrating biology, arithmetic and demography.”
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 total content material. The playlist consists of 175 separate shows, closed captioned in English and subtitled by means of YouTube in 300 totally different languages. The content material covers the contents of his total biodemography e-book with video modules on content material starting from life tables, mortality fashions and replica to steady inhabitants principle, matrix fashions and utilized demography. He additionally has a number of dozen movies on finest practices in visualization and presentation methods.
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 Growing older (CEDA), opted to create the video playbook as a result of “we consider the contents needs to be out there to anybody enthusiastic about any side of biodemography no matter their entry to the e-book or their major language.”
Carey is a fellow of 4 skilled societies: the Entomological Society of America, the American Affiliation for the Development of Science, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Gerontological Society of America. He’s former director (2003-13) of a 11-university consortium funded by the Nationwide Institute on Growing older (NIH/P01) on the evolutionary ecology of lifespan.