Recommended Reading | December 2014

PolygonParableThe parable of the polygons, or: why we need to demand diversity.

Why do we keep telling stories with scientists as heroes?

The QAEco & CEBRA labs retreat to Creswick.

Tanya Golash-Boza recommends making an appointment with yourself to write every day.

QAEcologist Hannah Pearson leads a comparison of traditional and online conferences, including issues such as networking.

ABC News Online puts the spotlight on gender ratios in science.

A collection of repeat photos capturing ecological change.

QAEco’s favourite papers of 2014.

Recommended Reading | November 2014

MalleefowlQAEcologist José J. Lahoz-Monfort introduces the fox baiting experiment we’re developing for malleefowl conservation.

Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci claim that academic science is no longer sexist, and Emily Willingham posts a critique.  (via Nicole Cliffe)

Drew Tyre rejects the linear deficit model of science communication in favour of a dialogue that includes values.

The European Space Agency can land a probe on a comet, but it can’t establish a welcoming working environment for women.

The World Parks Congress brought mallee birds and problematic fire policies into the mainstream media.

QAEcologist Hannah Pearson suggests that more environmental researchers start walking (and not flying) their talk.

Ian Lunt discusses the value of photographs for documenting ecological changes.