Here are some resources we've found helpful.  We hope you do too!

Diversity & inclusion

 

Susana Wadgymar's diversity resources

Collected by Susana Wadgymar (Davidson College), this is a fantastic collection of information on value of diversity and inclusion in science. It also includes funding and mentorship opportunities for undergrads and grad students from underrepresented groups.

Diversify EEB

Created by Gina Baucom & Meghan Duffy (University of Michigan), this website identifies ecologists and evolutionary biologists who are women and/or from groups underrepresented in science. The goal of this list is to help people identify scientists who might diversify seminar series, award nominees, etc. 

Broadening Representation & Equity with Science (BREWS)

Founded by Megan Greischar, Nicole Mideo, Chelsea Rochman, & Tess Grainger (University of Toronto), BREWS is a series of data-driven discussions on equality in science. The website includes summaries of recent topics, as well as links to resources on diversity issues in science and beyond.

500 Women Scientists

The goal of 500 Women Scientists is to increase the visibility of women in the public sphere. Connect with expert women (for a news story, to invite a speaker for a conference, or connect with new collaborators) through the "Request a Woman Scientist" platform. It also includes tools for effective science communication and mentorship resources.

500 Queer Scientists

A campaign to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields, ensure that the next STEM generation has LGBTQ+ role models, and create opportunities for community connections. Contains biographies of lots of awesome LGBTQ+ scientists.

Statistics & computing

 

Dolph Schluter’s R Tips

Written by Dolph Schluter (University of British Columbia), this website is a great introduction to data analysis in R, with an emphasis on methods used by ecologists and evolutionary biologists.

Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Evolutionary Biologists

This website was developed as a companion to Generalized linear mixed models: a practical guide for ecology and evolution” by Bolker et al. 2009. It is a detailed and practical guide to the challenges encountered using GLMMs with real data, and includes worked examples with datasets and R code.

 

 

Science communication

 

Jonathan Corum's "Design for an Audience"

Excellent information visualization advice from the Science Graphics Editor at the New York Times.

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Resources to help scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways.

Chris Martine's "Plants Are Cool, Too!"

YouTube series about how awesome plants are! Created and hosted by Chris Martine (Bucknell University) and co-sponsored by the Botanical Society of America.

 

Just for fun

 

xkcd

A webcomic by Randall Munroe that focuses on science, math, language, and programming.

Butch Brodie's Ghosts of Reviewers Past

Excerpts from particularly scathing manuscript reviews received by Butch Brodie (University of Virginia). To quote Butch: "I present these tidbits so others, particularly beginning researchers & students, will not be too discouraged if they receive similar spleen ventings from their reviewers."

 
 
 
 

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