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Support the Molecular Ecologist with all-new evolution and ecology-themed merch!

We don’t often make a big deal about it, but The Molecular Ecologist has long offered merchandise for purchase to help cover our operating expenses, which are chiefly web hosting and small stipends for contributors. The platform we’d used for … Continue reading

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Nominations open for the Harry Smith Prize in Molecular Ecology

Posted on behalf of the Harry Smith Prize Selection Committee. The editorial board of the journal Molecular Ecology has established a new prize to recognize the best paper published in Molecular Ecology in the previous year by graduate students or … Continue reading

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500 Queer Scientists

When I heard the first time about 500 Queer Scientists (@QueerSci, #QueerSTEM) I thought for myself ‘Why do we need to support STEM scientists based on their sexual orientation?’. This is how ignorant and clumsy I am. We got sensitized … Continue reading

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Nominations Open for 2018 Molecular Ecology Prize

We are soliciting nominations for the annual Molecular Ecology Prize. The field of molecular ecology is young and inherently interdisciplinary. As a consequence, research in molecular ecology is not currently represented by a single scientific society, so there is no … Continue reading

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We can make academia more family friendly

This one tickled me for too long. It became a serious itch and I feel I have to say something. Two weeks ago, Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez and a Working Group of Mothers in Science published an opinion article in the … Continue reading

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Meet the new Molecular Ecologists

This month we’re excited to welcome a bunch of new voices to The Molecular Ecologist, from all over the world and with all sorts of research interests. Say hello to the 2018 cohort of TME contributors! Katharine Coykendall Who are … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Hanna Kokko on tending her literature garden and learning by reviewing

Location: University of Zurich Current Position: professor of evolutionary ecology What kind of research do you? Evolutionary ecology Can you use one word to describe the way you work? Multitaskingly. Is that a word?

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Notes from Asilomar: 150 years of the American Naturalist

My 2018 academic year started with a drive north. Asilomar Conference Grounds, on the Monterey Peninsula, is a half-day trip north of Los Angeles, so when the American Society of Naturalists announced it as the site for the society’s meeting … Continue reading

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Join the Molecular Ecologist blogging team in 2018!

Update, 22 Jan 2018: We’ve had a bunch of great applications — thanks to everyone who’s applied. Recruiting is closed for now, but keep an eye out for future opportunities. The Molecular Ecologist is seeking new regular contributors for 2018! … Continue reading

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How Molecular Ecologists Work: Craig Primmer on solving problems on the bike and in the sauna

Location: University of Helsinki, Finland (moved there this May after 12 years at the University of Turku, Finland) Current Position: Professor of Genomics (on leave of absence whilst holding an Academy of Finland research professorship) Current mobile device(s): Fairphone, iPad, … Continue reading

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