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Cognitive Dissonance from the Left

If you want an example of cognitive dissonance, think about a table of ecologists gorging themselves on cheeseburgers, while complaining about what Trump is doing to the EPA.

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The Past, Present, and Future of the EPA

A quick reminder of why we need the Environmental Protection Agency now more than ever, and an explanation of why the public disagrees.

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Why scientists must be activists

As scientists, we must dramatically increase our public engagement in order to save science!

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Failed Invasions: Why losing is just as important as winning

We’ve been taught all our life to learn from our mistakes, so why haven’t we applied the same concept to scientific research?

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Address Science Locally

Keep protesting policies at the national scale that are anti-science, racist, misogynist, or homophobic, but start acting locally to make a difference in your own world.

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From Kelp Babies to Kelp Forests

A story of lab success!

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Helping girls get the GIST of science careers

Eco-Evo Lab members Melissa and Nickie help run science themed after-school club for 8th grade girls!

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WSN’s Top 100 papers…by men

The WSN Top 100 papers of the past 100 years featured few women first authors. Let’s consider why.

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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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