I hope to have some highlights of my ESA for you next week. Until then, you might want to check out invasivore.org for info about tasty invasives. Weedy purslane is attempting to take over my garden right now. Definitely some purslane relish in my future.
Oops! I’ve been so busy preparing for my talk at the Ecological Society of America’s annual conference that I missed my post deadline. Sorry about that. However, it’s a pretty exciting opportunity. I’ll be part of an organized session that involves some really great speakers called “Contemporary Evolution Amid the Human Enterprise: New Insights Into the Fates of Populations and Communities.” If that doesn’t describe the the evolution of invasiveness, I’m not sure what does.
Here’s my abstract. If you are at ESA, come see my talk and we can nerd out over invasives!
So I’m thinking about getting feedback on my writing (and shamelessly promoting this blog) by entering some really cool science blogging contests, such as over at 3 Quarks Daily or Open Labs 2013. Check them out and nominate your favorite author/post! (The writers that win these things are quite accomplished and impactful – I’m just looking for some good learning experience.)
But what should I enter? Tell me what post you think was written the best. In the poll, I included the posts that seem to get the most views, but feel free to write in something else. Thanks!
Look for my guest post next Tuesday at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense. It’s going to be…. something really compelling about the evolution of invasiveness!
In some circles, “applied” science is a bit of a dirty word. But fear not, basic scientists! There are plenty of reasons one might wish to study invasive species as a means to approach pure and beautiful knowledge alone.
Check out my Background page for more information on my current and previous work. Thanks for reading!