This Week’s Good Reads: Ecologists’ Favorite Statistical Methods, How Biodiversity Inhibits Parasites, and Distractingly Sexist Scientists

1) Last week, I discussed the NY Times’ coverage of retractions in science, which failed to acknowledge that more retractions actually could mean science is doing a better job of outing bad science. Although it’s far from ideal that these retractions happen … Continue reading

ESA 2014, Monday talks

As usual for a big conference, there are more interesting talks offered than I could possibly attend in one day. On Monday, I delved back to the Triassic and then into the future: Bruce Byers, an independent scientist who runs … Continue reading

The cutting edge of molecular biology is the only hope for the U.S. citrus industry

In early 2014, Congress appropriated $20 million to research on the bacterial disease known as citrus greening, and through the Farm Bill, promised another $125 million over the next five years.  Citrus greening, which infects all types of citrus and … Continue reading