Category: Science

Hubbard Brook walking tour from 50th anniversary

This Youtube video was recently posted from a field tour several of us gave during the 50th anniversary of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.  There is good background on forested watershed studies, gaging streams, hydropedology, and local historical ecology at

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Creating a research brand – advice from my Ph.D. advisor published today in Science

Published in the working life section of Science, Jeff provides some good advice for early career academics – it’s “critical to find one’s focus and voice and have it heard—quickly.”  He discusses how early career scientists need to develop brand identity

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Repost from Water Underground on John Selker’s “Fellows Speak” letter

Words of advice from John Selker.  This is worth reading. The link above is a repost from Tom Gleeson’s blog “Water Underground” and originally appeared in the AGU Hydrology Section July 2014 newsletter.

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The launch of isotope hydrology through a beer bottle

Cool blog post from Simple Climate on Willi Dansgaard, the father of isotope paleoclimatology and hydrology.  Check it out: “How a beer bottle helped reveal rapid past climate change” Ok, so the article is mostly about the impact Dansgaard has had on

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Reblog: Science Writing – Academically & Creatively

To continue on the theme of my last post on communication, writing is also a challenge many of us face.  Here is a nice blog from Scientific American on the topic.  For me, I’ve had to stay home on Thursdays

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Ten guidelines for effective data visualization in scientific publications

I used to teach a class in data visualization because I was frustrated with the quality of graphics in student work and that I was seeing in papers I was reviewing for journals.  I just saw an article from my

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New report: Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences

1 The new NRC report on opportunities in hydrologic sciences is now available. See Anne Jefferson’s post on the report release and CUAHSI’s webinar last Friday.

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Preparing scientists for interdisciplinary research

A few weeks ago, there was an article in EOS, the American Geophysical Union newspaper, about a recent survey conducted of graduate students from two large interdisciplinary research projects.  The findings from the survey, I believe, are right on the

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Let my dataset change your mindset

A couple of weeks ago at our bi-weekly soils group meeting we were reviewing posters for presentation at the FREC graduate research symposium.  At some point we got on the general topic of data presentation.  Kevin mentioned the work of

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Me, Myself, and Muse

Telling a story of course isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to scientific writing.  The story part of a scientific paper, for example the discussion or intro, can be a real challenge.  Today I was catching up on my

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