Last and This Week’s Good Reads: Shaming Journalists, Hyping Research, and Preparing Ecologists for Grad School

Only a few from last week, but they’re too good not to mention: 1) I’m so glad someone collected the evidence to show that most ecology grad students feel ill-prepared in mathematics and statistics for their graduate studies. We can … 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

ESA 2014, Tuesday talks

As usual, I went to some great talks and missed some great talks. Here are summaries of the ones I caught: Thomas Newsome of Oregon State University talked about his work with William Ripple on a trophic cascade involving wolves, coyotes, and … Continue reading

Favorite talks at ESA 2013

At the Ecological Society of America’s international meeting in Minneapolis last week, there were so many cool things to learn about, I felt like a kid in a candy store (as the EEB & Flow blog aptly put it). A … Continue reading