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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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Friday Action Item: Help Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rican science

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! If you’ve so much at glanced at the news … Continue reading

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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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Friday action item: Figure out how to support a grad student without DACA

On Fridays while the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! We haven’t done an Action Item in a while, … Continue reading

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