Announcing Early Career Mentoring Program at ESA 2016

I’m cross posting this opportunity for funding ($200), one-on-one mentoring, and networking with fellow early career peers, from the Early Career Ecologist Section of ESA. I organized and launched the Early Career Mentoring Program last year, with the help of several other early and established ecologists, at ESA 2015. We received outstanding feedback from last year’s participants – both mentors and mentees really enjoyed the program and some have even maintained longer-term connections and communication post ESA. We’re running the program again at ESA 2016 this year for early career graduate students or postgrads who are entering a transitional career stage (last year of graduate program or 3 years or less post graduation date). Find out more details and how to apply here! Continue reading

Contribute time-series datasets for biodiversity change!

For the past year, I’ve been helping to lead of a series of Biodiversity Change Working Groups (funded via sDiv and CIEE, with Maria Dornelas, Mary O’Connor and Andrew Gonzalez). Our goals include resolving controversy in the magnitude and direction of observed diversity changes, theoretically evalutaing methods for estimating and comparing biodiversity across scales, assessing current gaps in data, and analyzing current time series datasets of biodiversity. We are assembling a database of biodiversity time series. Continue reading

Early Career Ecologist Section: ESA 2015 Centennial Mentoring Program [announcement]

ESA Early Career Mentoring Program


**Updated 2/14/2015**
Please note that applying for the mentoring program is not the same as applying to present at ESA. Prior to applying for this award, applicants should submit their ESA oral presentation abstract separately through the Baltimore website (http://esa.org/baltimore/abstracts/contributed-talks/). A copy of the automated confirmation email proving it has already been submitted for ESA 2015 should be included in the mentoring application packet. Continue reading