This Week’s Good Reads: Fieldwork Wins, Being Queer in STEM Careers, and Microbats

1) Two spin-offs to the successful and hilarious #fieldworkfail Twitter conversation last week came out this week: #fieldworksmells and #fieldworkwin. Both are great in their own ways.

2) The International Congress for Conservation Biology met this week; the conversation on social media can be followed at #ICCB2015

3) I usually don’t promote my own writing on my weekly reads list, but I thought readers would be interested in a blog I wrote that has gotten a lot of attention this week: 12 Tips for Scientists Writing for the General Public, American Scientist.

4) Five Things I Learned When My Research Went Viral–A Little Science Communication Training Goes a Long Way, LSE’s The Impact Blog, Heidi Appel

5) Queer in STEM Survey of LGBTQ Science Professionals Now Published, Denim & Tweed, Jeremy Yoder

6) Alfred J. Lotka and the Origins of Theoretical Population Ecology, PNAS, Sharon Kingsland

7) Should We Use Mantel Tests in Molecular Ecology?, The Molecular Ecologist, Rob Denton

8) Is Over-Reliance of Using Herbarium Specimens for Taxonomic Studies Leading Us to Underestimate Southeastern Plant Diversity?, Natural History and Vegetation of the Southeastern US, Dwayne Estes

9) Does the Ebola Vaccine Herald the End of the Virus?, Scientific American, Dina Fine Maron

10) New York Needs Coyotes, Slate, Lance Richardson

11) Meet the Microbats: Winged Creatures’ Secrets Revealed, National Geographic, Rachel A. Becker

12) Curiosity, Passion and Science: On the Natural History of an Arctic Pseudoscorpion, Arthropod Ecology, Chris Buddle


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