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It’s Earth Science Week, and this year’s theme is Understanding Climate. So it’s the perfect time to share some cool videos of women earth scientists and how they are working to improve the diversity and representation of women in atmospheric science. Hat tip to Erika Marin-Spiotta for sharing these videos. The first three-minute video is…

After tropical forests are cleared for agriculture and then abandoned, secondary forests regrow on the site. But how do plant species composition, biomass and soil organic matter differ through this succession of primary forest, pasture, and secondary forest? Employing tools of biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, and land-use/land-cover change to examine those and related questions, Erika Marin-Spiotta…

SciWo’s Storytime: Ocean!

In support of our on-going DonorsChoose challenge, this month Minnow and I will be exploring science-related books for SciWo’s storytime. I have to admit, I’m enjoying the challenge of finding sciencey books appropriate for a 2.5 year old’s attention span. There seem to be a plethora of books for the 4-8 year old set, but…

Survey of women geoscientists

While I’m working on my course design stuff, please help some of my lovely bloggy friends conduct some research on how women geoscientists use blogs. Over the past several years, the geoscience blogosphere has blossomed so much that this fall, the Geological Society of America (GSA) will be convening a Pardee Keynote Symposium called “Google…

After the weekend, I’ll be back with a follow up to the post on my progress towards tenure, and I’ll try to address some of the substantive and thought-provoking comments that you all have raised. But, here in the States, it’s already a holiday weekend, and so for today, I’ll punt and take on a…

Retweeting Zuska: Kim at All of My Faults Are Stress Related asks: I’ve got a question for women readers, especially those in the geosciences, environmental sciences, or field sciences: what do you get out of reading blogs? And if you have a blog yourself, what do you get out of writing it? I’m asking because…

A volcano for Erik

Fantastic volcano blogger, and all around cool guy, Erik Klemetti has put out a call for volcano pictures that he can use on his Eruptions blog. I’d love to be able to send him some fantastic shot of a plinian eruption, but I live in a pretty tectonically quiet part of the world. So this…

In praise of NASA’s Earth Observatory

Let me now sing the praises of NASA’s Earth Observatory, a phenomenal web-based public education resource that is celebrating its 10th birthday today. Every day for the past decade, NASA has been uploading spectacular remote sensing images and astronaut photographs and accompanying them with clearly written, jargon-free but scientifically accurate explanations of the pictured phenomena.…

ScienceBlogs is erupting!

Thumbing a nose at Bobby Jindal, we enthusiastically welcome ScienceBlogs newest addition, Eruptions, written by Erik Klemetti. Erik is a post-doc in igneous petrology, which means he studies how the rocks under volcanoes work. Near daily ]posts on Eruptions profile volcanoes in the news, explaining the science behind the eruptions in terms that non-rock heads…

I’ve been to another workshop presented by the same group and I highly recommend them. Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows July 16-July 19, 2009 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Application DEADLINE is March 18, 2009 http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep09/index.html Preference will be given to those entering or…