63 episodes

A podcast from three early career ecologists about science, academia, and all that other stuff.

Major Revisions J. W. Atkins, J. Walter, G. Wilkinson

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.9, 18 Ratings

A podcast from three early career ecologists about science, academia, and all that other stuff.

    MR066: Phosphorous, Publishing, and Existential Dread

    MR066: Phosphorous, Publishing, and Existential Dread

    Grace, Jon, and Jeff are talking the phosphorous cycle in part one of a multipart radio play about the often forgotten element cycle. The gang also revisit five questions, debate Chacos, and delve into a fascinating hypothetical scenario regarding publishing. What if you could only write a specific number of papers? How would that change the science you do?

    • 52 min
    MR065: Attending Your First Science Conference: An AGU 2019 Special

    MR065: Attending Your First Science Conference: An AGU 2019 Special

    How does one prepare for their first major science conference? We brought along a ton of friends including Drs. Susan Cheng, Ben Bond-Lamberty, Alexey Shiklomanov, and other conference veterans Lisa Haber, Amy Hudson, and Bill Hammond to offer their tips. Jon and Jeff jump in too,

    • 25 min
    MR064: The (Hidden) Costs of Publishing

    MR064: The (Hidden) Costs of Publishing

    Grace, Jon, and Jeff talk about the hidden costs of publishing, referencing Josh Schimel's famous blog post on the subject. Where does open access and preprints fit into the current state and future of publishing? How would we alter the publishing landscape? How do you decide where to publish? Also, Jeff gets his license plate stolen.

    • 54 min
    MR063: Data is Sharing, Data is Caring, with Mike Pace

    MR063: Data is Sharing, Data is Caring, with Mike Pace

    Grace and Jon sit down with Mike Pace from the University of Virginia to talk about data sharing and how the ecological data landscape has changed over the last couple of decades.

    • 26 min
    MR062: Stats and Models

    MR062: Stats and Models

    Grace, Jon, and Jeff recount some summer activities and talk about ESA2019, but the main focus of the show is talking about a recent Nature Communications op-ed on statistical vs. mathematical modeling.

    • 53 min
    MR060: Ryan Emanuel

    MR060: Ryan Emanuel

    Jeff sits down with professor and ecohydrologist Ryan Emanuel from North Carolina State University to talk about crossovers in ecology and hydrology, introducing students to interdisciplinary work, and his work with American Indian/Indigenous communities. Ryan also gives us a big announcement.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Hydrologicgeek450 ,

Grad student dream podcast

I had a meeting with my advisor today and he gave me a huge reading list. I then got in my car to drive 2.5 hours home, as I am a remote/online PhD student (employed and do research at my work lab). Before I left campus I searched Major Revisions episodes and oh my god you discussed several papers on my list. Thank you so much. So helpful to listen to those episodes before reading the papers when I got home, what great primers! Could you sneak in more hypothetical comp exam questions? Love it, thank you!

AnEcologyUndergrad ,

Must listen as a student

It's as candid as going to a professor's office hours. You learn everything about really being in a science profession in current times. Would recommend to any fellow college undergraduate.

1st year PhD student ,

world's leading ecology podcast :p

Thoroughly enjoy your discussions of science and life as a scientist. Your pleas for reviews/ratings were heard.

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