Jon and Jeff debate the hottest of hot topics...is there room in ecology and science of the hot take? Can it be a good thing? But who can and cannot get away with it?
We are joined by guest hosts Drs. Cristy Portales and Lauren Hallett to discuss just what is early career?
Jon, Jeff, and guest co-host Dr. Tess Grainger talk about bridging the gap between ecological theorists and empiricists. Where are the challenges? What are the ways forward? What do we gain?
Grainger et al. 2022 - "An Empiricist’s Guide to Using Ecological Theory"
The Go! Team - Get It Together
No Age - Send Me
Jon and Jeff address the absurdity of reviewing two articles a day, Jeff offers up a revolutionary idea for review papers, and both address whether they would or would not change any of the advice they have given out on the podcast over the years.
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto
Shellac - Dog and Pony Show
Jon and Jeff are back and the big headline is the saddest of sad news as Grace's additions to the podcast will be fewer and farther between. And dang, she is going to be missed. In her stead, Jon and Jeff talk about new directions, making plans, and dealing with science and life in 2022. They also talk about new plans for the podcast!
Courtney Barnett - "Writing a List of Things to Look Forward To"
Built to Spill - "The Weather"
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"