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The Journey Begins


Learn about real scientists, via 46 questions!

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First cut results of poll on manuscript rejections: we deal with a lot of rejection — Dynamic Ecology


I recently did a poll asking readers about their experiences with manuscript rejections. This was based on thinking about different submission strategies, including wondering about what the “right” amount of rejection is. In this post, I lay out the big … Continue reading

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The nightjars are returning! — A Feathered Reptile


The world needs to better appreciate the unique style of of Gretchen Newberry and her use of art in her #SciComm! This just in! The last of the migrants are on their way back, as evidenced by this announcement by … Continue reading

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You Share the Planet With #1: The Malay Peacock-pheasant


If you’re like most people – I mean literally most, as in >99% of the people who have ever lived – then this one you will file under TIL (today I learned). My Ornithology students are currently exploring the diversity … Continue reading

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Discouraging Vultures


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#GradSchoolSearch- a postmortem


Originally posted on itati does the sci:
Hello all, It’s been a full year since the end of my #GradSchoolSearch–Facebook Memories told me so. For the uninitiated, the TL;DR version is that I applied to five graduate programs, interviewed at…

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St. Patrick’s Battalion: Mexican heroes, American traitors


Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
A few weeks ago, I was in McAllen, Texas for a conference on bird conservation in the Americas.  On my first morning in McAllen, my students and I headed out for some birding, and…

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