Dr. Ben Cook from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Ben is a climate scientist broadly interested in interactions between the land surface and climate system, with a focus on drought and hydroclimate. We talk about drought, understanding the climate system, working across scales, Ben's upcoming book, and how we think about hazards. This episode was recorded live at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Follow Ben on Twitter at @dustybowl.
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Dismemberment Plan - "The Face of the Earth"
Priests - "Nothing Feels Natural"
We welcome Dr. Kyla Dahlin from Michigan State University to the show. Kyla's research aims to better understand and quantify ecosystem processes and disturbance responses through the application of emerging technologies, including air- and space-borne remote sensing, spatial statistics, and process-based modeling. We also talk about kids, life, and giant slingshots. Follow Kyla on Twitter: @bristleweed or @ERSAM_lab. This episode was recorded at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, DC 2018
The ERSAM (Ecological Remote Sensing and Modeling Lab) at Michigan State
Q and Not U - "We Heart Our Hive"
Trouble Funk - "All Over The World"
Grace, Jon, and Jeff continue the discussion about the NSF proposal process including ad hoc reviews, what panels are like, and how to prepare what you need in order to get funded. The gang also take stock of what their science wishlist is for the holidays including imaginary dataset, magical equipment, and the most fantastic of all . . . time to do what needs to get done. Also, the joys of winter fieldwork and olive juice.
Grace, Jon, and Jeff celebrate two years of podcasting with a mailbag episode where we answer a slew of emails, questions, and follow-ups from the last few weeks on air including crowdfunding science, grants for early career folks, and why we don't talk about more classical ecology papers. Also, hot pockets.
The Bob's Burgers Cookbook
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - "Postcard Memories"
Promise Ring - "Picture Postcard"
Blues Clues - "Mailtime"
Jon and Jeff ask the age old question, when do the statistics get so wonky you call in the quants? The gang minus one talk about the trade-offs between learning new, powerful techniques and just collaborating with folks who have already climbed that mountain (e.g. statisticians and quantitative ecologists). Also, old car or new car? Doom metal or screamo? Did you know we are the world's leading ecology podcast? So much and more on this episode of Major Revisions!
Grace, Jon, and Jeff give a primer on the funding mechanisms at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as talk about the recent changes there. The gang also lament poison ivy, oak mites, and chiggers while also providing a stern warning about Benadryl. Be careful kids.
Jon and Jeff interview Atticus Stovall of the University of Virginia, a lidar guru and all-around nice person, live from the top of a mountain at the University of Tennessee Biological Station near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Atticus gives his thoughts on forest ecology and solar induced fluorescence as well while also telling some stories about traveling to Toolik, New Mexico, and many places in between. The gang also establish Combos as the null model for gas station snack food.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Rocky Top
George Jones - White Lightin'
Grace, Jon, and Jeff talk about a recent paper in Nature E & E on how sampling bias affects science and policy. The gang also tally the results of last year's Impact Factor draft (and it's not that close). Jon gets a Twitter handle he will never use, we come up with several great spin-off podcast ideas, there are lots of bugs, and of course life, the universe, and everything else.
Grace, Jon, and Jeff talk about the new Resources page on the Major Revisions website as well as their own thoughts about what helped them get to where they are, at least the practical aspects. Lots of North Woods references, talk about Gluten-free food, and greatly over-due World Cup banter.
Grace, Jon, and Jeff talk about their favorite scientists from any form of fiction . . .with some big surprises. They also cover who they don't like so much. A lot fewer surprises there. I mean really? How on earth did Indiana Jones get tenure? We also run "The Big Bang Theory" through the ringer again. Also, grocery stores. To an alarming degree really.