Also this week: missing Jane Lubchenco, Gilbert & Sullivan vs. digital humanities, the mysterious behavioral ecology of joggers, nerd sniping Stephen Heard, and more.
Also this week: Meghan wins an award, the
future adjunctification is here it’s just not evenly distributed, renaming Dynamic Ecology, if your study species revolted, and more.
Also this week: new call for EEB working group proposals, teaching vs. research vs.
service leadership, college student support for free speech is not collapsing, Hollywood vs. Jeremy’s book reviews, #overlyhonestreasonsforcitinganarticle, and more.
Also this week: #bugsR4girls, quadratic regression is not a valid test for humped and u-shaped relationships, a belated shoutout to #MySciComm, karaoke talks, college ≠ Harvard, and more. Including a link from Brian!
Also this week: Happy belated 99th birthday Katherine Johnson, gender-neutral success rates at the NSERC grad student and postdoc fellowship programs, the importance of wasting time on bad ideas, every academic as a distracted boyfriend, and more.
Also this week: a fascinating deep dive into paleoartistic reconstructions of extinct dinosaurs, an external report on the NSF preproposal system, shrink-wrapped dinosaurs, the decline of public research universities in the US midwest, imposter syndrome, counterfactual history of science, do you have a conflict of interest with your Twitter followers, distracted
boyfriend data analyst, and more.
Also this week: a rare retraction from an ecology journal, eclipse humor, and more.
Also this week: the story behind an evolutionary parody, a statistical profile of recent faculty hires in neuroscience, Game of
Thrones grad school, “it’s because she put the beetles in a planetarium”, the statistician blues, Lego Daphnia, and more.
The NSF has a new report on the career plans of newly-minted science and engineering PhDs. There are more than ever–but fewer have concrete plans for after they receive their degrees. (ht Chris Blattman)
The opposite of a biologist is a model (the fashion kind, not the mathematical kind). (ht @matt_levine)
And finally: Meghan, Brian, and I celebrated Dynamic Ecology’s 5th birthday this week:
Happy birthday to us! Looking forward to another n years.
Also this week: what it’s like to visit Congress, in (qualified) praise of impact metrics, research integrity zealot vs. humor, how to talk to people at conferences, journal life list, and more.