One hundred baby! Woo hoo!
Why is it when we talk about science outreach and science education/communication, it’s always focused on kids? The adults are also where it’s at.
This short piece about how and why scientists use social media fits just perfectly in with my perspectives and experiences.
The Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs came out with their Final Report. At a glance, it looks incredibly useful.
McGill gave a resign-or-be-fired ultimatum to the director of their Institute for the Study of Canada after writing this piece....Read the full article.
Also this week: how to increase graduation rates of students in financial need, Plos One’s surprisingly (?) high rejection rate, and more.
The fascinating history of research on “canals” on Mars–and how it began with a translation error.
Andrew Hendry on his most over-cited papers. He’s spot-on re: “fill in the box” citation inflation.
No detectable association between whether a randomized controlled trial was preregistered and whether it detected a positive treatment effect. (ht Retraction Watch)
An argument ...Read the full article.
By Amanda M. West
From February 6th – 17th, 2017 a team from the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) led a Geospatial Training workshop hosted by Dr. Daniel Teka, the Director of The Institute of Geo-information & Earth Observation Sciences (I-GEOS) at Mekelle University in Ethiopia. This workshop was supported by the Secondary Cities Initiative, Office of the Geographer, U.S. State Department; Dr. Melinda Laituri is the Principal Investigator of this Initiative, and Dr. Paul Evangelista is the Principle Investigator for the Mekelle node. The goal of Secondary Cities project is to build partnerships to create geospatial capacity, enhance understanding through data and mapping, and enable science-based decision making.
Secondary Cities are the fastest growing urban areas in developing countries, experiencing unplanned growth and development. These cities are unique environments that have generally been poorly...Read the full article.
We’ve been thinking a lot about publishing lately here at Dynamic Ecology, including issues such as whether to sign reviews (I generally don’t), changes in authorship practices, whether all reviewers should be satisfied before a paper is accepted (Jeremy says reviewers advise, the editor decides), and whether reviewers are gate-keepers or editors (Brian thinks that, unfortunately, it’s increasingly the latter). But now I want to tackle two truly weighty topics related to the publication process: whether figures should go at the end of a manuscript and whether figure legends should appear on the same...Read the full article.
Are you interested in modelling? Are you a graduate student, and your project involves studying species distributions? Or maybe you are a research professional or a manager wanting to expand your quantitative skills?
Species distribution modelling is one of the most highly cited areas of ecological research. And it is not just about research; species distribution models are also very useful for supporting a wide range of environmental decisions. So why not learn more about them?
We are pleased to announce that at the University of Melbourne we are running a graduate subject on Species Distribution Modelling, delivered entirely online. The subject runs this year from 24 July to 22 October, and it is offered to externals (with a cost) through the university’s Community Access Program (CAP). Through this program, you may choose to study in either assessed or non-assessed mode.
The subject covers species distribution modelling from...Read the full article.