Tis the season for student projects! As a postdoc I’m not teaching this year and I’m not pining for a pile of grading, but this is a bit of the academia-phenology that I miss.
Portrait of Ada Lovelace by British painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1836) In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, I’m reflecting on the power of naming women in STEM. Ada Lovelace Day aims to “increase the profile
I’m Dr. Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a new PLOS Ecology Community Editor. Last summer I was a PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow at the 2016 Ecological Society of America meeting and I’m excited to join the team year-round!
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners has identified the circumstances in which some animals change their behaviors in response to climate change. Behavioral flexibility allows animals to rapidly cope with
In late January, the Trump administration announced plans to move forward on building a border wall along the southern border with Mexico. A cornerstone of the Trump campaign, the wall not only presents human, financial,
Above, zebra mussels on a native mussel; it has been estimated that invasive zebra mussels have cost Canada and the United States over 5 billion USD. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons. A guest post from
The Internet, Elk Teeth, and the Gnawing Hunger for Information: ecological theory and browsing behavior
You clicked on this link because your behavior conforms to an ecological theory, and I can prove it. “What!” you say, “I may be interested in ecology but you’re crazy if you think my
Mercury is a toxic element that can adversely impact human and wildlife health. And while it can be found as an introduced pollutant in the environment, it can also occur naturally. Mercury enters the environment
PLOS Ecology is excited to announce the PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellowships Program that will provide five, $500 grants to PLOS Ecology community members to help us provide in-depth coverage of the 2016 Ecological Society of
The above image is of Firestone Library at Princeton University (creative commons license). How do you spend the majority of your time as a tenured or tenure-track professor in the natural sciences? That was