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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…

Sunday night seductions

Liberal Arts Lady has ably hosted another fantastic edition of Scientiae. Head over there for some fantastic stories of role models and mentors, as well as some reminders that we have a ways to go before all aspiring scientists can find someone who looks like them. I also wanted to draw your attention to an…

Hear ye, hear ye. The first-ever and best-ever edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival has been posted.Read all about it at DNLee’s Urban Science Adventures! There’s some really fabulous stuff there and I can’t wait to read those that I missed when they were first posted. While you’re being inspired by all of the…

Dr. Ashanti Pyrtle is an assistant professor in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. She’s a chemical oceanographer who studies the fate, transport and retention of radionuclides in aquatic ecosystems. Her PhD work investigated the marine distribution of radioisotopes from the Chernobyl accident, and she’s currently doing work in Puerto…

The February Scientiae is up at Fairer Science. Pat picked a great theme for this month’s carnival “Our Dreams for a Better World.” Go check out all the great ideas and then let’s get to work turning them into reality. And now for an exciting announcement, DNLee of Urban Science Adventures is kicking off a…