Recommended Reading | August 2015

EurekaTeamCongrats to IUCN Redlist of Ecosystems team (3 QAEcologists among them) for their Eureka win!

And congratulations, too, to QAEcologist Claire Keely for her first PhD publication.

UQ has five post-doctoral vacancies as part of the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

QAEcologist Stefano Canessa outlines the basics of value of information.

Finally, here is a wildlife documentary commemorating the retirement of Jim Nichols. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jim on several occasions – he is as warm and humble as he is piercingly smart, and my work has benefited substantially from his publications and his in-person observations.

Recommended Reading | June & July 2015

Balloon ChameleonBalloon sculptures of animals. (via The Toast)

Science Careers has come under fire for and removed advice regarding unwanted sexual attention in the workplace.

Jenny Martin proposes that broader merit criteria plus introducing demerit criteria for academic promotion will help diversify leadership.

Scientists of twitter respond to Tim Hunt’s backward attitude with force and wit.

Emotion is overlooked and undervalued in academic science, but Claire Foster brings it to light.

Douglas Hilton has led WEHI to better gender equity, and he outlines their approach in Nature. (via Heini Kujala)

Methinks Science interviewed the wrong person. This guy’s wife rose to senior scientist and “worked far less” while “she took on the bulk of domestic responsibilities” (presumably he doesn’t count domestic labour as ‘work’). How did she achieve success in the face of this inequity?

This Instititute Director doesn’t support the above strategy either. (via Iadine Chad├Ęs)

#fieldworkfail has made this rookie fieldworker feel much better about her missteps. (via @ficaryl)

The QAEco lab has a vacancy for an ongoing Lecturer in Ecological Modelling.

And here’s a compendium of QAEcologists and CEBRAnalysts who are presenting their work at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France. Yep, it’s pretty quiet over here in the lab.