Monday, April 9, 2012

Praise for the "Oikos" blog

Posted by Erik Svensson

Most of us have very little time to read, unfortunately, including articles and blogs. However, when time is limited, then it becomes crucial to prioritize what to read, so that one can really find the good stuff and learn new things. I have recently enjoyed reading the "Oikos blog", where journal editor and ecologist Jeremy Fox often puts up very readable, provocative and interesting posts.

The Oikos-blog, which is connected to the journal with the same name has consequently often some very high-quality posts about science in general, the field of ecology as well as career advice to students, postdocs and faculty. I can highly recommend it. The Oikos-blog is now on our list of recommended blogs in the right margin of this blog. Go check it out! 

Here are some recent and very interesting posts:

Advice: weak reasons for choosing a research project

Instrumental variables: the key to analyze "natural" experiments

Advice: how to network at conferences

It's the end of NCEAS as we know it (and I feel fine)

Advice: how to choose a PhD program

There are many other interesting posts, but especially the last one should be of interest to our Master's students Anna and John, I think. There is also at least one post with advice for postdocs, but I have not been able to find it again, unfortunately. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words, Eric, glad you like the blog.