Podarcis on PBS

Our little Greek Wall Lizards are getting the full BBC bright-lights treatment in an upcoming show and will be co-starring with long-time friend of the blog Kinsey Brock. For those of you in the states, tune in to PBS today (April 25) at 8pm EST to watch “Natural Born Rebels.” I’m going to have to … More Podarcis on PBS

Open Access to Federally Funded Science

The momentum behind opening access to scientific publications got a big boost this week with a directive from the White House for large, federally-funded agencies to make publications and data publicly available. The announcement was made in part in response to a “We the people” petition created last May that has since generated more than … More Open Access to Federally Funded Science

Harnessing Social Media For Science: Part 3: Deputization and Donation

Sorry this post is a long time in coming. My dissertation caught up with me and I’ve been pounding away at that for the last two weeks. Now, more on social media and science! So far I’ve tried to show that social networks are big, and are increasingly the medium that people are using to … More Harnessing Social Media For Science: Part 3: Deputization and Donation

Harnessing Social Media For Science: Part 2: Collaboration and Education

My more candid readers have pointed out that I promised to convince you that scientists should be on social networks and my first post in this series managed only to demonstrate that social networks are big. I didn’t want to belabor the point but hopefully I also partially convinced you that people are making big … More Harnessing Social Media For Science: Part 2: Collaboration and Education

Harnessing Social Media For Science: Part 1: The Setup

I want to elaborate on my ideas for social media and science over the next several days in four parts. My goal is to both clarify the arguments in my mind and to present a more in-depth resource for those interested in learning more than my poorly-captioned slideshows can tell. I hope these musings will … More Harnessing Social Media For Science: Part 1: The Setup