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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…

In print at last

Look what showed up in my most recent issue of the NWSA Journal (NWSA=National Women’s Studies Association)? I’m in print! W00T! This co-authored paper is in the current issue, which is a special issue on “Inclusive Science” that came out of this conference last summer. I’m pleased to be in the same lineup with Cindy…

This afternoon, as I was busy working with graduate students and my daughter was napping at daycare, an email from AGU reminded me to renew my membership for next year. AGU is one of my two main societies and early renewal gives you a discount on electronic access to their articles, so I dutifully headed…

A couple of weeks ago, I “attended” a webinar hosted by WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) on their recently unveiled Knowledge Center. I had never participated in a webinar — I called up a conference call phone number, and logged into a website, and saw what the presenters had on their computers. Different presenters…

Bringing babies to conferences

A. Non Mouse, who blogs over at NaCl and hv, has just written a great series of posts about her strategies for successfully bringing a baby to a conference. Check out her how-to posts on childcare, transportation, gear, and accommodations. This is a subject that is close to my heart, and one that I’ve written…

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…

A wonderful and alert reader writes: i know you have lots of astronomer readers, so you probably already know about this, but just in case not: http://wia2009.gsfc.nasa.gov/ this is a conference whose title is “women in astronomy 2009: meeting the challenges of an increasingly diverse workforce.” i expect that there will be a lot of…

Patchi at My Middle Years has put together a great Scientiae carnival, reflecting (as it were) on Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. It’s great — go give it a good read, and share some link love for Patchi. Thanks, Patchi! And wait until you see who the next Scientiae host is….

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…