Cryptic sex: How female and unisexual animals reproduce ‘asexually’ – without males. The Conversation 18 February 2021.

A case for Indigenous sciences in Indigenizing the university: diverse perspectives (editor: Frances Widdowson). Pages 215-221. Winnipeg: Frontier Centre for Public Policy.


Divisions in the university commons yield dividends: a partial review of Peter MacKinnon’s “University Commons Divided”. Academic Matters (Spring 2018).


Academic freedom to teach Indigenous sciences SAFS Newsletter 75: 5-7.


Obscuring transparency and silencing dissent: Carleton University’s Board of Governors.  Academic Matters (spring/summer): 10-14.

Gag orders in Council: Carleton University’s Board of Governors and silencing of dissent. Our Schools/Our Selves 25(3): 35-50.


Indigenous sciences are not pseudosciences. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 7: 43-55. [Reprinted in Indigenizing the university: diverse perspectives. Editor: Frances Widdowson. Pages 175-198. Winnipeg: Frontier Centre for Public Policy. (2021).]

Fishing for philosophical phylogenetic foibles. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 7: 8-10.


Measures of diversity should include both matrix and vector inputs. Ecological Economics 86: 211-212.

Review of Plant physics by Karl J. Niklas and Hanns-Christof Spatz. Plant Science Bulletin 59(1): 21-22.

What is natural history? CSEE Bulletin 14: 17-19.


Theory may not be definable and its development is not efficient. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 5: 25-26.


Creativity: standing on the shoulders of Hobbes’ Leviathan. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 4: 40-42.

What is theory? Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 4: 1-10.


Review of The art of plant evolution by W. John Kress and Shirley Sherwood. Plant Science Bulletin 56: 138-139.


Swimming eastern chipmunks, Tamias striatus, and hairy-tailed mole, Parascalops breweri, in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Ontario [Root Gorelick and Susan Bertram]. Canadian Field-Naturalist 122(1): 73-75.


Proposal to require prior deposition of types [Roy Mottram and Root Gorelick]. Taxon 57(1): 314.


The printed book is not a dinosaur: letter to the editor. Chronicle of Higher Education 48(48): 4.