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A letter to my students

The last couple of days have been pretty tough for me, and maybe for some of you too. Some of you might be fearful about what the future may bring, both personally and professionally. I’m concerned that we’re going to see more attacks on science, discrediting of scientists themselves, and personal attacks on groups of […]

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Microbial landscapes

Hopefully someday we will be able to become really tiny and admire the microbial world as we explore the jungle, the ocean or the savannah. I m ready.

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The Versatile Ecologist

I spent most of the summer eagerly waiting for a piece of equipment (components of which we are still waiting on), and physically could not wait to start my thesis experiments. I probably wasn’t as prepared as I should have been when I was scuba diving with a friend for her project in the cold […]

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Can a coral reef die?

Last Austral summer, a record number of corals on the Great Barrier Reef died. Is the reef dead?

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We’re looking for new graduate students

Eco-Evo Lab at California State University, Northridge is seeking outstanding candidates for the M.S. program in Biology. Research in our lab focuses on the interface between ecological and evolutionary processes. As community ecologists, we are interested in how species interactions affect species and genetic diversity in communities. In particular, we are interested in how rapid […]

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Scientist: A blessing and a curse

Recently, I was hiking on a trail near Los Angeles, enjoying the weekend and my days off from grad school. It was great to hear the crunch of leaves under my feet, feel the sun on my skin, and breathe in the substantially cleaner air of Topanga State Park. As a busy grad student, such […]

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Don’t picture this!

I spent a lot of time at academic conferences this summer where people were presenting the results of their research. One of the most noticeable changes at conferences in the last few years has been the prevalence of camera phones. It’s become routine that when a data slide comes up, several cameras, phones, and iPads […]

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Eco-Evo Blog Returns from Summer Break

Eco-Evo Lab is returning from our summer “vacation”. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

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Microbes in Paradise (Round 2)

A recap of our trip to Mo’orea, French Polynesia!

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Science Waste

How much are scientists contributing to the waste that our research shows is harming the environment?

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