Category Archives: career

Why we sign our peer reviews

Last week I posted the results from a brief survey of our readers, asking whether they usually sign their peer reviews. In that small sample of evolutionary ecologists, the overwhelming majority said they review anonymously, though many participants seem to … Continue reading

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Why we don’t sign our peer reviews

Last week I posted the results from a brief survey of our readers, asking whether they usually sign their peer reviews. In that small sample of evolutionary ecologists, the overwhelming majority said they review anonymously, though many participants seem to … Continue reading

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People behind the Science: Dr. Richard Lenski

A winter break special interview with Dr. Richard Lenski from Michigan State University! Dr. Lenski is probably best known for his amazingly long-long-term experimental evolution with E. coli that has been running for over 25 years and 58,000 bacterial generations! He’s … Continue reading

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The postdoc to faculty transition II: from job offer to start date

K.E. Lotterhos is a marine biologist studying evolutionary responses to fishing and climate change. She’s beginning a faculty position at Wake Forest University in January, and agreed to contribute two guest posts about the transition from a postdoc to running … Continue reading

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The postdoc to faculty transition I: from application to interview

K.E. Lotterhos is a marine biologist studying evolutionary responses to fishing and climate change. She’s beginning a faculty position at Wake Forest University in January, and agreed to contribute two guest posts about the transition from a postdoc to running … Continue reading

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#Evol2013: Home from Snowbird

On balance, Snowbird, Utah was a pretty great place to hang out with a whole bunch of biologists for five days. This was my sixth Evolution meeting, and I think it was the first one where I’d just about entirely … Continue reading

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Social networks, and networking, at conferences

Cross-posted from Denim and Tweed: Just in time for the Evolution 2013 meeting, Nature has a nice article by Roberta Kwok on how to use social networks and mobile apps at scientific conferences. Oh, and there’s a brief appearence by … Continue reading

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Increasing productivity in an increasingly productive world

One of the things I have been thinking about lately is how to further increase my own productivity.  Regardless of your career goals, increasing your productivity is only going to help you accomplish more (by definition) and increase your esteem … Continue reading

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CSEE Kelowna

For those of you who find yourselves in Kelowna, British Columbia this week, you are hopefully enjoying yourself at the annual Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) meeting!

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Fear and loathing in academia – Getting the right kind of mentorship

This week I’ve invited a friend and colleague, Hayley Lanier, to contribute a guest post to the Molecular Ecologist.  Hayley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she works with Lacey Knowles.  She has contributed an excellent … Continue reading

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