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The state of debates at the 2018 Society for Systematic Biologists meeting

This is a guest post from Ohio State PhD Candidate Megan Smith On June 1-4, 2018, the Society for Systematic Biologists will host its third annual stand-alone meeting. The meeting will be held in Columbus, OH and will include workshops, … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: it’s back and we need your help

Molecular Ecologist contributors are hard at work behind the scenes filling out a busy fall of new posts. Part of the renewed push includes a new season of “How Molecular Ecologists Work”, a chance to sit down at the desks … Continue reading

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TME Chat: That #NewPI life

This post is a new format for The Molecular Ecologist: a group chat. Sometimes there are multiple TME contributors who have interesting takes on the same topic, and it’d be nice to hear from them all, and sometimes a conversation … Continue reading

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I think we’re NOT alone now

Finding new and engaging ways to communicate science is of paramount importance. But, how many opportunities are there to practice the art of communication? When can we try out different methods of distilling science? It seems that these chances are … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Matt Fujita on juggling personalities and buying a lonely PCR machine

Welcome to the final (!) installment in the How Molecular Ecologists Work series! We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback about these peeks into the lives of our colleagues, so we’d like to begin the planning for season 2 of “How … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Joel McGlothlin on self critique and the whereabouts of elusive emails

Welcome to the next installment in the How Molecular Ecologists Work series! This entry is from Dr. Joel McGlothlin, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. Joel’s work spans across several areas of evolutionary biology, but you … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Hopi Hoekstra on hiring good people, setting the tone, and remembering sushi orders

Welcome to How Molecular Ecologist Work! Today I’m starting our bonus interviews with Dr. Hopi Hoekstra, Professor of Zoology at Harvard University. Hopi and her lab study the mechanisms of adaptation in the wild and in the laboratory, and she is one of … Continue reading

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