Debriefing after the Ecological Society of America’s Centennial Meeting

In lieu of my weekly reading list, I am summarizing the broad take-home messages I picked up at the centennial meeting of the Ecological Society of America last week in Baltimore. You can check out the conversation on Twitter at #ESA100, although … Continue reading

This Week’s Good Reads: Fieldwork Fails, Cecil the Lion, and Salamander Disease

1) For some laughs and some camaraderie, check out #Fieldworkfail stories, which are so great that I wrote a full post about it. Some sightings while pooping in the field, shared last week, also would apply to this hashtag. 2) If you … Continue reading

New Amphibian Diseases Threaten to Exacerbate Worldwide Decline

The decline of the world’s amphibians, in part due to disease caused by the chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), has caused alarm among conservationists, wildlife managers, and herpetologists. Just as treatments for the disease were showing some successes, including boosting immunity through exposure to dead … Continue reading

Stepping Out of the Terrestrial Frame of Reference: An Update on Ty Tuff’s Work

Last year at ESA 2013, one of my favorite talks was Ty Tuff’s about his ongoing research about pelagic bird migration patterns from a solar frame of reference. I explained the details here. For an update, watch his talk from the … Continue reading

Summary of the Panel Discussion: “Is Anybody Out There Listening? Measuring Success in Science Communication”

The panel discussion at ESA 2014, organized by Liza Lester and myself, was well attended (~50 people) and fostered a dynamic conversation. When we put together the panel, Liza and I were conscious about making it more than an echo chamber for science communication people, … Continue reading