Science is a collaborative process and modern science should be friendly, supportive, and built by communities
I think it’s very important for early-career ecologists to support each other (and for senior scientists to support their junior colleagues). As such, with immense help from peers, I have tried to create communities, useful platforms, and support systems.
Here are some.
Early Career Pollinat* Ecologists Database
A list of early career (grads, postdocs, faculty/perm scientists within ~5 yrs PhD) ecologists interested in pollinators and pollination. I hope it will be useful for finding collaborators or for journal editors to find reviewers.
“Young Pistils” Slack Group
A Slack for graduate students, candidates, and postdocs working on pollinator/pollination ecology. We discuss papers, share job resources, ask questions about methods, all sorts of stuff.
Please email me for the link to join at jmola[at]usgs.gov
Social Justice in Ecology Slack Group
This one is new (as of June 2020) and is facilitated with Maureen Page. Right now we’re mostly running a book club to read books related to social justice issues with an emphasis on academia and science. We’re currently reading “Memoirs of Black Entomologists”.
Please email me for a link to join at jmola[at]usgs.gov
The Aggie Brickyard
This is a magazine/newsletter hybrid thing I started with some friend-colleagues at UC Davis. Despite being a product of the Graduate Group in Ecology at Davis, a lot of the discussion/content is widely applicable to Ecology more broadly and there’s great photography and artwork in every issue as well.
It lives here: https://aggiebrickyard.github.io/