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EcoBloggers is a feed of ecology blogs aggregated from around the web. If you write an Ecology blog (made up primarily of original posts by you or contributors), and you'd like to have it included here, email the feed link to the site webmaster. Each contributed post is trimmed to stay on the right side of copyright law and to encourage readers to click through to contributors' sites. You can get the RSS feed here. Each post is also automatically tweeted by @EcoBloggers.
  • via noreply@blogger.com (Caroline Tucker) from The EEB & Flow
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    2 weeks 5 days ago
    I started off the New Year with a much-needed bookmark reorganization and deletion, which also gave me a chance to re-read some of the links I've held onto (sometimes for years). There's an ever-increasing amount of useful content on the internet, but these have proven some of the most helpful, concrete, and lasting guides for navigating a scientific life.

    I thought I'd collate the list here with the hope others might find some of these useful.

    How to make it as early career researcher and new faculty: 
    • There's no one way to be successful (in fact there are many ways), but hearing what not to do can be as important as all the other advice you will get: Mistakes I've made as an early career researcher (Times Higher Education)
    • Lots of what-to-do and what-not-to-do advice here! ...
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  • via Journal of Applied Ecology from The Applied Ecologist's blog
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    2 weeks 5 days ago
    The latest issue of Journal of Applied Ecology includes a Special Feature, Functional traits in agroecology. To accompany the feature, we’re introducing a series of blog posts from the authors themselves. The first of these comes from Jennifer Blesh and discusses her article, Functional traits in cover crop mixtures: Biological nitrogen fixation and multifunctionality. Global climate, […] Read the full article.
  • from Next Succession
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    2 weeks 5 days ago
    Leon Mexico reforestation greening mapping GIS trees planting restoration ecology urban
    While reforestation projects abound in Mexico, finding them can be hit or miss—sending emails, visiting officies.  The city of Leon is an exception and a destination for fellow restoration enthusiasts thanks to a Google map.  Created by the city's Environmental Department (DGGA)[1], the map shows greening-related projects... Read the full article.
  • via Benjamin Blonder from Natural Curiosities
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    2 weeks 5 days ago

    At Sky School we are committed to inquiry-based and place-based science education. Most of our K-12 programs occur at our campus on Mt. Lemmon, but not all K-12 schools have the resources or time available to bring their students to us. Thanks to the hard work of our education director Rebecca Lipson, we have been developing new City programs where our instructors work directly in schools, using playgrounds and nearby areas as classrooms. I’m excited for us to be able to scale up our impact by taking our educational model to more places. Check out this short video showcasing a recent program at Tully Magnet Elementary School in Tucson!

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  • via Meghan Duffy from Dynamic Ecology
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    2 weeks 6 days ago

    “Okay. Let’s get started… Okay everyone. It’s time to start. Okay…Alright. Time to start. Okay…..” If you’ve ever taught a large lecture, you may have found yourself standing in front of the room saying things along those lines for the first minute or two of class. It’s really awkward and such an unsatisfying way to start class. So, when I started teaching Intro Bio with Trisha Wittkopp back in 2014, I loved her idea: start class with a short (1-2 min long) video clip that relates to that day’s lecture. (Perhaps it’s not surprising that I loved this idea, given that I maintain a list of videos for teaching ecology.)

    Following Trisha’s lead, I’ve started every lecture I’ve taught since then with a video. Most are in the 1-2 minute range, though the occasional one runs longer. Some of the videos give a short introduction to a system we’ll discuss that day (e.g., I showed a clip...

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  • via noreply@blogger.com (David Steen) from Living Alongside Wildlife
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    3 weeks 2 hours ago
    Hi all,    I wanted to let you all know about some major changes related to my professional life and science communication efforts. I have been blogging here for about a decade, and over the years my outreach has spread to other platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (I hope you have already found me at those places!). Soon we will be in print too: I'm excited to announce
  • via Journal of Applied Ecology from The Applied Ecologist's blog
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    3 weeks 8 hours ago
    To start 2018, we’ve compiled some of the highlights for our first issue of the year. As well as a Special Feature on Functional traits in agroecology, issue 55:1 includes topics such as conservation, invasives and agricultural landscapes. Here we take a look at some of the author and Editor comments on articles in this […] Read the full article.
  • via dinoverm from Parasite Ecology
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    3 weeks 1 day ago
    Happy New Year! Before we leave 2017 behind us, let’s take a walk down memory lane, and re-visit some of the blog’s best parasite ecology cartoons. At the end, you can vote on your favorite 2017 cartoon. If you want … Continue reading → Read the full article.
  • via Jeremy Fox from Dynamic Ecology
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    3 weeks 3 days ago

    A final reminder to ASN Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Awards applicants: all applications and reference letters need to be emailed to jefox@ucalgary.ca by Jan. 1, 2018. I’m afraid that’s a firm deadline. The awardees need to be chosen by early Feb., and choosing the awardees is a big job for the committee. We can’t push back the deadline. And for the sake of fairness, I’m afraid we can’t grant ad hoc extensions to individual applicants or reference letter writers.

    We’re thrilled with the number and diversity of applications received so far, but many aren’t yet complete. Please make sure you get your application in by the deadline, and nudge your letter writers if necessary.


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  • via Meghan Duffy from Dynamic Ecology
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    3 weeks 4 days ago

    I just spent a few days of my semester break devouring Philip Pullman’s newest book, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Amazon link, but supporting your local bookseller is great, if possible!) It’s the first book in a new trilogy that is a prequel to Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. I listened to that trilogy while counting samples in grad school. Those books are among my all-time favorites*, so I was both excited and a little nervous about starting the new book. Could it possibly live up to my expectations?

    It did. I loved it. I can’t wait for the next book in the new trilogy, and think I’ll reread the original trilogy and La Belle Sauvage as I wait for the new book. If you were a fan of His Dark Materials and haven’t gotten the new book yet, you should!

    This made me wonder what...

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