These little lizards in NY and CT sure are capturing a lot of peoples’ imaginations! The story has been picked up now in quite a few places! Here are a few that you might like to check out: First and foremost, Peregrine Frissell, the author of the first Greenwich Time piece that started the momentum … More More stories around the web!
Hi Everyone! Exciting News! Jim Dwyer at the NYTimes just published a terrific article about the Italian Wall Lizards working their way north from NYC. You can read the article here.
As is my wont when prepping for trips, yesterday as I was packing all of my supplies, I had an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation playing in the background. I’m an aficionado. It’d be embarrassing to elaborate, but suffice it to say that I’ve seen all the episodes several times. I had somewhat … More Time to watch more Star Trek!
The crowdfunding campaign on http://www.experiment.com is going great! First and foremost, thank you to all of the backers for your support and generosity. With your help, we hit my $3,385 goal and fulfilled my $15,385 minimum budget to make this experiment happen! I am thrilled at the chance, and so excited to have you all on … More First Crowdfunding Goal Reached!
As per normal, the field season in Greece finished at a sprint and I fell (way) behind on keeping up with the stories. Sorry! I’m going to back-date a few posts to get you all up to speed. All in all, the summer was a great success – I collected nearly all the data I … More Greece Wrap-up
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
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
On Friday, I led a workshop at the Student Conference on Conservation Science at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City outlining some of the ways Scientists can tap into social networks. I’ll elaborate on these ideas in the coming days but I wanted to post my slides for reference. I had … More Slides: Harnessing Social Media for Science
We’re well into Fall semester now and I’m helping to lead a class called Natural Science Research Methods. The goal of the class is to help new Masters students in the School of Forestry propose and plan their two-year thesis project. It’s exciting hearing about all of the cool research ideas these students are wrestling with. This … More How to write a bad research proposal
Research is expensive! Most ecology research is funded through grants, the largest of which are dolled out through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which, ultimately, is paid for by taxes. This means that every taxpayer, in a small but very real sense, is helping to pay for research on climate change, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem … More Crowd Funding Science