Science-ing as a new parent postdoc

Wow, my last post here was over a year ago, which nearly feels like a lifetime ago.

I had a baby. I am a scientist.

But balancing those two things feels like a constantly evolving magic trick. In the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself, how to take care of a tiny human being, and how to keep getting work done. My heart has grown at least three sizes.

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EU Macro 2015

Last month, I travelled to the EU Macro in Copenhagen, Denmark. I’m really glad I went even though I didn’t present a talk or poster*. This was a macroecology-focused meeting, organized through a joint effort of the British Ecological Society (BES), the Gesellschaft fur Okologie (GfO), and the Center for Macroecology, Evolution & Climate (CMEC). Continue reading