What does it take to be a "fully successful" Federal Research Ecologist?

After about a year and a half with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), I thought I would write up some thoughts of common things people ask about. Specifically, when I tell other early-career researchers about my “performance review”, they seem really interested. Clear indicators of “success” are rarely offered in... [Read More]
Tags: career, postdoc, government, thoughts

Our new paper on bumble bees and fire: where do we go next?

Our new paper looking at changes in bumble bee colony abundance, body size, and foraging and dispersal distance in out in Journal of Animal Ecology! Below, I provide some meandering background on the study, discuss a few key findings, and offer some musings on where I think research on bees... [Read More]
Tags: Publications, bumble bees, fire