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Advice for Giving a Dual-Language Presentation

by Bryan Juarez I graduated with a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Iowa State University during May 2021. While preparing my presentation I noticed I could not find any easily accessible resources which gave advice on presenting in two languages. For this reason, I was invited to write about my experience. The goal of this piece is to…

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The Long Way Around: the struggles of reentering ecology research

by Hayley Henderson By the time I was about to graduate high school, I was too busy trying to live until tomorrow to think of a future for myself. Many of my classmates had careers already in mind – intelligence security, computer engineering, veterinarian science. They’d talk about them openly, about summer internships, the best schools to apply to, the…

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Meet an Early Career Ecologist: Molly Reichenborn

This month’s blog post is an interview with Molly Reichenborn, who serves on the ECE Board as the Secretary-Treasurer. Tell us about yourself! Currently I’m a second-year doctoral student at New Mexico State University in the Animal and Range Sciences Department. I’m from Kansas originally and received my undergraduate and master’s degrees from Wichita State University near where I was…

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Navigating Academia (and Beyond) with ADHD

Navigating Academia (and Beyond) with ADHD by Cait Rottler This post is partially guided by a Slack Chat that took place Monday, 1/24/22 in the ECE Slack Chat space. If you would like to go back and read that and aren’t a member of our Slack channel yet, you can join here. I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until about a…

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Meet an Early Career Ecologist: Bijan Seyednasrollah

For this month’s blog post, meet Dr. Bijan Seyednasrollah, the Lead Data Scientist at Realtor.com (News Corp)! Tell us about yourself! In short, I am a multidisciplinary data scientist as I have occasionally switched fields throughout my career. After getting a bachelor and a master in mechanical engineering, I worked as an engineer in the petroleum industry for about 6…

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Meet Your New ECE Chair: Pacifica Sommers

This month’s blog post features an interview with Pacifica Sommers, the new ECE Chair for this year! Introduction – tell us about yourself! I am a microbial ecologist based at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. My formal job title is Research Associate (and also Lecturer for the fall 2021). My doctoral training at…

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What do remote sensing, machine learning, and statistics have in common? Enhancing the accuracy of seagrass monitoring, for one

What do remote sensing, machine learning, and statistics have in common? Enhancing the accuracy of seagrass monitoring, for one by Krti Tallam Citation: Ha NT, Manley-Harris M, Pham TD, Hawes I. A Comparative Assessment of Ensemble-Based Machine Learning and Maximum Likelihood Methods for Mapping Seagrass Using Sentinel-2 Imagery in Tauranga Harbor, New Zealand. Remote Sensing [Internet]. MDPI AG; 2020 Jan…

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Paleo litter produces greenhouse gases

By Alexis Heinz Summary While working as a laboratory manager for seven years in the department of Natural Resources at Cornell, I learned the invaluable experience of mentoring undergraduate students who had the opportunity to conduct research through the Hunter R. Rawlings, III Presidential Scholars Program.  Professor Joseph B. Yavitt guided four different presidential scholars to research the ‘Paleo Litter’…

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ECE Events at ESA 2021!

Come hang with the Early Career Ecologists section at ESA 2021 Annual Meeting! We want to meet you and hear from you! We are sponsoring and/or highlighting the following events–just click on a title for more information, and be sure you’re logged in to EventBrite if you want to access the Zoom details! Is there a topic you want to…

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