Also this week: Stephen Heard’s new book, Mark Vellend interview, COVID-19 vs. ecologists, COVID-19 vs. tenure, COVID-19 vs. penguins, the first-ever Dynamic Ecology Recipe, and more.
Stephen Heard’s new book is out. Congratulations, Stephen!
An interview with Mark Vellend about the backstory to Vellend (2010), the paper that eventually led to Mark’s influential book. Related: my review of Mark’s book, and Mark’s guest post on why (some) ecologists have evolution envy.
All Ohio State University tenure-track faculty will be given a one-year extension to their tenure clocks due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
An amazing interactive demonstration that any simple polygon can be cut into finite pieces and rearranged to form any other simple polygon of equal area. (ht Math With Bad Drawings)
An excerpt from Cat Tale, a new book on the battle to save the Florida panther. Much panther conservation policy was based on scientific research (including a high-profile 1995 paper in Conservation Biology) that turned out to be seriously flawed. Indeed, so seriously flawed that some consider it to be the product of deliberate misconduct on the part of the author. For broader context, see my old posts on the history of scientific misconduct, and the history of retractions from ecology & evolution journals.
You get your ecology discussion and science-y news from us, so it totally makes sense that you should get recipes from us too. 🙂 Here’s carrot, cilantro, and chile slaw. This stuff is delicious! I eat it with corn chips all the time, and I’m not even a vegetarian. I don’t bother with the jalapeños, I just sprinkle in ground cayenne pepper until it’s as spicy as I want it. It’s fine to omit the ground coriander if you don’t have any around. You can eat it right away, but it’s even better if you let it sit in the fridge overnight so the flavors blend.
However you introduce your recorded video lectures, you’re doing it wrong. THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT. 🙂 (ht @stephaniecarvin)