Grad Seminar 2016

After getting preliminaries out of the way in the first class for Graduate Seminar: Environmental Science, today’s class discussed the process of publication and peer review. However, the discussion broadened into biases in science, including gender bias, and (very briefly) the issue around reproducibility in science (or the lack thereof).

Regarding gender bias in ecology, it is worth watching this video featuring Professors Emma Johnston and Mark Burgman. Emma Johnston also has a recent article in The Conversation.

ESA_GenderPlenary

Regarding reproducibility, read this, this, and this.

We also discussed topics that we want to cover in the class, things that we like about The University of Melbourne, and things we don’t like. We’ll post about those things shortly.

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