By Dolly Na-Yemeh "I don't know what I'd do without it. I'd probably resign. It's that important." - H. Gunter (OK-First veteran) Everyone encounters weather daily, but how we deal with weather and its impacts varies widely. In some instances, the weather information we need may simply help us decide whether to take an umbrella on … Continue reading The value of weather information
Augmented reality: How does it impact equality in education?
Trey Lee While the act of learning is commonly associated with classrooms, recent years have seen educators searching for new ways outside of the classroom to engage with students and promote learning. This has become recognized as informal education. Informal learning experiences rarely focus on teaching specific knowledge and skills, but instead concentrate on trying … Continue reading Augmented reality: How does it impact equality in education?
Is mindfulness the answer?
There’s a lot to enjoy about academia, but grad programs and careers in research can also be stressful. Grad students, for example, are six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety compared to the general population, in a study conducted pre-pandemic. These levels were higher among women for anxiety (43% of women, 34% of … Continue reading Is mindfulness the answer?
Trees, Tempests, and Time: What trees can tell us about weather in the past
by Ashley Booth This post was originally posted on the EnviroBites blog. The author has given us permission to repost it here. It’s easy enough to figure out what the weather will be like these days. You simply open an app on your phone and there it is. A decent prediction of rain, wind, and … Continue reading Trees, Tempests, and Time: What trees can tell us about weather in the past
Navigating Academia and Beyond with ADHD
This post was partially guided by a Slack Chat that took place Monday, 1/24/22 in the Slack space of another early career science group, the Early Career Ecology section of ESA. I hosted the chat with a colleague and we fielded questions about coping with ADHD as researchers. This is more or less the condensed … Continue reading Navigating Academia and Beyond with ADHD
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season in Perspective
NOV. 5, 2020 by CLAY TUCKER and JILL TREPANIER “It was over in less than two and a half hours,” our neighbor Bob explained about his experience with Hurricane Zeta on October 28, 2020. Bob is a rarity: a permanent resident in the small unincorporated coastal town of Cocodrie, Louisiana. Though the nearest post office … Continue reading The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season in Perspective
The Future is Waiting, Just Around the Riverbend
DEC. 13, 2018 THE EDITORIAL BOARD [MICHELLE STAUDINGER, ADRIENNE WOOTTEN, MEAGHAN GUCKIAN, EZRA MARKOWITZ, CLAY TUCKER, ELSITA KIEKEBUSCH, TONI KLEMM, LINDSEY MIDDLETON, CAIT ROTTLER] Photo credit: Interesting Pennsylvania and Beyond. In 2012, a group of bright- eyed students and post-docs gathered at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Blue River, Oregon, to learn about climate change, … Continue reading The Future is Waiting, Just Around the Riverbend
The Power of Policy: A Canadian Perspective
JULY 16, 2018 - MONICA HARVEY Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform. Photo: Natural Resources Canada I started my career in a technical field completing a Bachelor of Science in Honours Chemistry with a focus on environmental chemistry and a final year thesis in atmospheric chemistry. After working at an environmental consulting company, I returned to school … Continue reading The Power of Policy: A Canadian Perspective
Confessions of a Conservative Climatologist
MAY 1, 2017 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN Looking back over the last ~10 years, it’s been a joy to be a scientist. I get to explore questions of interest to me and help climate science be useable. Scientific communities are critical to society, so it’s important that they be trusted. It’s an interesting time to be involved in … Continue reading Confessions of a Conservative Climatologist
Climate and Communication: Takeaways from the Alan Alda Communication Center Workshop
MAR 6, 2017 NIGEL GOLDEN Photo credit: http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Khan_Noonien_Singh Many of us have taken up the noble cause of communicating our science to nonscientists. Casting ourselves as the heroes, it’s important to remember, however, that even the best of intentions sometimes have a way of resulting in unintended consequences. In the original Star Trek, a young Captain Kirk … Continue reading Climate and Communication: Takeaways from the Alan Alda Communication Center Workshop