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.
The lag that many graduate students experience between gathering feedback on their ideas and publishing leaves them vulnerable the unethical tactics of scooping “hawks”. How much do we need to worry about this? Game theory can help us decide.
The process of putting together a conference session is strange at first, but what you soon realize is that what you are actually doing is making a science mixtape for all your closest friends. And if you want that mixtape to shine, you need to make sure your session is diverse, inclusive, and focused.
“How I Work” is a interview series that demonstrates there are many ways to be successful in academia and students, post-docs, and professors need to find the approach that is best for them. This is the second installment in the series.
Many graduate student ecologists will propose thesis work that contains both a lab and a significant field component. However climate change is shifting where species occur, when they occur, and if they occur, often in ways we are ill prepared to predict. How should mentors shift the advice they give their graduate students as they work to develop the fieldwork component of their research, to avoid risky and potentially impossible projects?