Category: Science

What to measure from plants in predator exclosure studies?

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.

Let’s talk career paths

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.