I find myself more and more willing to go out on an interdisciplinary limb with age. Is it the job security, boredom of my discipline, alarm at impending climate and biodiversity issues intersecting with society?
In this incredibly demanding environment, it was so important for me to find my own pleasure in my work, to understand that I could fix my own principles and values, not look for them elsewhere. It took me awhile to figure this out….
Can you leave academia, take a long break, and come back? I talk about my experience of being a returner to science and how I am taking up mentoring to share my experience with others.
That graphic cliff of emissions is telling us we cannot keep doing the same thing – as if that inconvenient report never came out – we cannot keep flying everywhere to network and hear each other talk in person
Academics should question whether advising students to do as we do, or follow in our footsteps, is really the best advice for students.
Finishing your PhD and entering the postdoctoral world? Congratulations! In an ode to “The First Year Experience of a Grad Student” I provide a narrative of my first-year experience as a postdoctoral fellow and lend a few tips for what I found made me successful.
I provide here examples of situations when it is understandable or acceptable to decline peer reviewing a manuscript.