Simple “comparison of means” experiments … train our brains to think that this is the goal of science – to discover if an effect exists.
We seek out ecologists with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to highlight their work and share their stories and experiences. Check out this week’s Ecologist Spotlight: Alyssa Frederick!
Insectivorous birds and bats help plants by removing herbivorous arthropods. Predator exclosures around the plants are needed to study this. What could be measured of the plants inside the exclosures and in uncaged controls? There are several possibilities that are listed in this post. There is need for more plant measurements in predator exclosure studies, especially in the natural tropical forests.
Career paths in academia too often take a linear trajectory, especially in ecology. This post
explores how they impact equality and diversity in our field and why we should start a conversation about it with the aim to change this.
When research becomes innovation, universities get paid.
Shedding light on natural history collections and the need for their protection.