Grace, Jon, and Jeff are talking the phosphorous cycle in part one of a multipart radio play about the often forgotten element cycle. The gang also revisit five questions, debate Chacos, and delve into a fascinating hypothetical scenario regarding publishing. What if you could only write a specific number of papers? How would that change the science you do? (This episode was recorded in October, 2019. Sorry for the delay!)
Marklein and Houlton (2012) "Nitrogen inputs accelerate phosphorus cycling rates across a wide variety of terrestrial ecosystems" In New Phytologist
Vitousek et al. (2010) "Terrestrial phosphorus limitation: mechanisms, implications, and nitrogen–phosphorus interactions" In Ecological Applications
What is phosphatase?
Phosphate Mining in the US
The Jayhawks - "Tomorrow the Green Grass"
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Blue Green Olga"
How does one prepare for their first major science conference? We brought along a ton of friends including Drs. Susan Cheng, Ben Bond-Lamberty, Alexey Shiklomanov, and other conference veterans Lisa Haber, Amy Hudson, and Bill Hammond to offer their tips. Jon and Jeff jump in too,
Grace, Jon, and Jeff talk about the hidden costs of publishing, referencing Josh Schimel's famous blog post on the subject. Where does open access and preprints fit into the current state and future of publishing? How would we alter the publishing landscape? How do you decide where to publish? Also, Jeff gets his license plate stolen.
Josh Schimel - Why does it cost $2000 to publish a paper? Or: the fiction of an “Article Processing Charge”
Wavves - "Way Too Much"
Tiny Ruins - "How Much"
Grace and Jon sit down with Dr. Michael Pace of the University of Virginia in lovely Ames, Iowa to talk about how the landscape of data and data sharing has changed across ecology in the last few decades.
Recorded in late August, the gang discuss a recent Nature Communications op-ed on the difference between statistical and mathematical models. How and why do we approach modeling the way that we do? What are the assumptions we make?
Jeff also remembers college football is a thing while mounting a defense of all things pumpkin.
Jeff sits down with professor and ecohydrologist Ryan Emanuel from North Carolina State University to talk about crossovers in ecology and hydrology, introducing students to interdisciplinary work, and his work with American Indian/Indigenous communities. Ryan also gives us a big announcement.
Ryan Emanuel's Staff Page
Water in the Lumbee World: A River and Its People in a Time of Change
Sorry About Dresden - "My Theme is Carbon"
Preston School of Industry - "Caught in the Rain"
Grace, Jon, and Jeff are back at it with Classic Ecology V: SE Hobbie's 1992 opus "Effects of plant species on nutrient cycling." The gang also talk about the experiment Jeff is apart of and debate, at length, nitrogen and phosphorous limitation. Hold on to your hat there buckaroo, this one is a doozy.
Odd Future - "Forest Green"
Yo La Tengo - "The Forest Green"
Jon and Jeff do a deep-dive into the PLOS: Computational Biology paper "Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures." This one is kind of nerdy, but at this point, isn't that what y'all want?
Grace, Jon, and Jeff do a round of Would You Rather? Academic Style and then follow up with a conversation about the quintessential paper Power 1990 "Effects of Fish in River Food Webs" as they jump back into the Classics in Ecology series. Mary Power's work established the importance of understanding river food webs from a trophic perspective, rather than just a flow-dominated system.
Power, 1990 "Effects of Fish in River Food Webs"
Lykke Li - "I Follow Rivers"
Camera Obscura - "Forests and Sand"
Grace, Jon, and Jeff do some spring cleaning via the latest buzz from Twitter and the blogosphere including way-out-there poster designs, what constitutes a real ecosystem, comparing male-female ratios in publications, and how ecology programs are put together. Grace also details her wine-o-mometer for the changing seasons while Jon doubts the existence of white wine.
Gender discrepancy in publications (from Dr. Kim Novick via Twitter)
Radical poster make-over?
What is a real ecosystem? (from Dr. Amy Burgin)
What is a real ecosystem (part 2)? (from Dr. Jim Heffernen)
The state of ecology and eeb (from Dr. Terry McGlynn)
"The Twitterization of the Academic Mind"
Catch 22 - "Dear Sergio"
The Wrens - "Thirteen Grand"