Grace, Jon, and Jeff discuss the potential occurrences and frequency of data fabrication and scientific fraud in ecology. Just how rare is rare? What is scientific fraud? How do we detect it and how do we prevent it?
Dan Bolnick's follow-up concerning the Jonathon Pruitt situation
Does ocean acidification alter fish behavior? Fraud allegations create a sea of doubt
John Bohannon's work in duping people into believe chocolate triggers weight loss: 1, 2
Hazel English - "It's Not Real"
Magnolia Electric Co. - "Doing Something Wrong"
Grace, Jon, and Jeff reconvene . . . still during the pandemic . . . and talk about career changes, switching universities, what pandemic-induced changes they hope stick around, and whether giraffes are believable as animals. *This show recorded in February, 2021.
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?