Re: [ECOLOG-L] Those rare success stories...

2018-07-09 Thread Malcolm McCallum
What do you mean by SUCCESS? Getting a job with a B.S.? Getting a job with an M.S.? Getting a job with a Ph.D.? Getting into graduate school? Getting a postdoc, temp. asst. prof, or tenure stream position? getting a non-tenure track teaching or research position? Getting a technical job? Getting

[ECOLOG-L] bioarxiv (questions about)

2018-06-03 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hi, Do many of you use bioarxiv? I recently became familiar with it, and in searching literature, I noticed many papers deposited in it have citations in excess of 100. It brought me to wondering about the role of a preprint server, and read about 30-40 different commentaries and research

[ECOLOG-L] aquaculture/aquaponics/water quality research scientist

2017-12-11 Thread Malcolm McCallum
We just advertised a vacancy for a research scientist in cooperative research and extension at Langston University (Oklahoma) who works in some area of aquaculture, aquaponics and water quality. This has a short deadline...Jan 18.

[ECOLOG-L] bill to eliminare pub service forgiveness for grad students.

2017-12-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum

Re: [ECOLOG-L] A question re: Holling's disk equation

2017-11-06 Thread Malcolm McCallum
You are dealing with objects that have essentially the same handling time in reality. I used the disc equation in my MS thesis. As it turned out there were a number of prey antipredator behaviors that led to differences in swallowing time. Your differences are undoubtedly due to differences

[ECOLOG-L] fisheries/aquaculture classroom software

2017-10-09 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hi, can anyone recommend any educational software that targets fisheries management and or aquaculture production. I am teaching fisheries and would like to do some simulation stuff. I do have some research software from NOAA that I will incorporate. Any ideas welcome. Thanks in advance and

Re: [ECOLOG-L] basic statistics textbooks

2017-09-19 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Electronic Statistics Textbook (free online since 1995): Online resource: On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Gregory Zimmerman wrote: > I use Gotelli and Ellison because it has the broadest coverage (classical, >

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: [SANET-MG] Iowa Lawmakers Push to Dismantle Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture - DTN Progressive Farmer

2017-09-19 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I felt this is probably of interest to some on Ecolog. -- Forwarded message -- From: Lawrence London Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:26 PM Subject: [SANET-MG] Iowa Lawmakers Push to Dismantle Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture - DTN Progressive Farmer

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Limbaugh belittles extinction crisis

2017-07-20 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Conservative and Liberal political commentary are largely brainwashing America. When a good solution to anything is developed it is essential to consider the concerns and desires of all involved. When people believe that republicans wear golden halos and democrats are scum, or that republicans

[ECOLOG-L] Limbaugh belittles extinction crisis

2017-07-17 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Please draw your attention to this morning's declaration by Rush Limbaugh that we are not in a biodiversity crisis. The transcript is posted at: extinction/ Limbaugh uses this opportunity to claim only a handful of

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Scientists urged not to publish locations of endangered species

2017-06-14 Thread Malcolm McCallum
The journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology has, since its inception, provided for authors to upload location data in a locked file. This file can only be accessed by people with a legit reason for downloading it, and permission must be obtained from the authors or if deceases, the editor

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Nature view on weakness of current publishing trends and the impact on reviewing

2017-05-24 Thread Malcolm McCallum
the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of many areas of biology are causing this. interdisciplinary studies were always supposed to be done by multidisciplinary groups of individuals each doing their part in the grander project. with the increasing numbers of people who are trained in

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Editor bias in peer review

2017-05-22 Thread Malcolm McCallum
The editor of most journals is the gatekeeper. Therefore, inquiry with the editor or a member of the editorial staff as to if your paper is appropriate is very important, especially when submitting to journals like Ecology, PNAS, etc. With PNAS, discussion with an academy member is probably

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: #perchgate - Would you have spotted the fraud?

2017-05-01 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Check this out.. -- Forwarded message -- From: Irene Zweimüller Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:56 PM Subject: #perchgate - Would you have spotted the fraud? To: <> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><> ><>

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Managing Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Other Significant Decisions: DOI > $100 K

2017-04-23 Thread Malcolm McCallum
This is simple to deal with. award no grant of over $100,000. IF a program requires $300,000, then write the grant into three $100,000 grants in which each pays for 1/3 of the project. IF some item is involved that is over $100K, then break it up into components. $100,000 building? Ok, $90,000

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Are page charges related to Impact Factor?

2017-04-13 Thread Malcolm McCallum
This won't really work because there are hundreds of non-predatory journals that have no impact factor. Further, impact factor is confounded by a multitude of issues central to why so many have been rejecting it. It is already a fact that impact factor is a better predictor of whether a paper

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Are page charges related to Impact Factor?

2017-04-11 Thread Malcolm McCallum
In general, journals that charge to access articles TEND to have lower impact factors than those that are open access when comparing apples to apples. Since many journals that are not open access do not charge for publication, there could be some kind of correlation here. But it is probably

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Must Read Article on so called "Open Access Journals" Also known as Predatory journals

2017-03-28 Thread Malcolm McCallum
This is a serious problem in academic publishing. In fact, some universities trying to pose themselves as productive actually encourage faculty to publish in these outlets. Well, I should say I know of at least one Dean who promoted it for faculty. However, it is also important to know that these

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Question about authorship

2017-02-24 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Remember,.. these are "more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules." Guidelines are composed of decisions trees intended to help a person make an appropriate decision or action. They may encourage a person to move in one direction or another, but do not mandate such movement. Rules

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Another question about scientific writing in ecology

2017-02-22 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Sure, there is nothing wrong with this. some journals encourage it to reduce text in the discussion. malcolm On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Manuel Spínola wrote: > Dear list members, > > Is appropriate for an original research paper to include a table with > other

[ECOLOG-L] download the entire website with httrack (open source)

2017-01-26 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Concerned about data loss. Just download this free program, then save teh entire website onto a hard drive or cloud database. Then, share the darn thing yourself! -- Malcolm L. McCallum (removed affiliation just in case!) Link to online CV and portfolio :

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: [AESS_LIST] EPA Climate Webpage

2017-01-25 Thread Malcolm McCallum
-- Forwarded message -- From: "Papadakis, Maria C - papadamc" Date: Jan 25, 2017 1:38 PM Subject: [AESS_LIST] EPA Climate Webpage To: Cc: All, I do not believe I have seen this news posted to the list. But Reuters is reporting that

[ECOLOG-L] a method to deal with misinformation

2017-01-25 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Members of the listserv of the ecological society of America (ECOLO-L), 1) misinformation jockeys regularly fill the media with politically charged perspectives specifically targeting environmental agendas. 2) most of us depend on organizations like ESA to voice the collective opinion of

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Food Web App

2016-11-30 Thread Malcolm McCallum
VERY NICE! On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 8:40 AM, Orlando, Paul A wrote: > I want to pass along a food web app that I developed. It should work in > any up to date web browser (but not yet developed for mobile). Here is the > link: > >

[ECOLOG-L] Changes in American's interest in sustainability 2004-2014 (reprint available)

2016-11-29 Thread Malcolm McCallum
IF you are interested in sustainability, you might be interested in our recent article on Public interest in sustainability. This was a huge undertaking to complete! Changes in United States’ Citizens’ Interest in Sustainability (2004 – 2014)1 Lori Andrew2 , Daniel Arndt3, 21, Nick

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Should Calculus Be Required of All Ecology/Biology Majors?

2016-10-23 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Before anyone responds with the Einstein misinformation.. Read this.. He had stellar grades. On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 10:41 AM, Malcolm McCallum <> wrote: > The biggest problem for students in

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Should Calculus Be Required of All Ecology/Biology Majors?

2016-10-19 Thread Malcolm McCallum
If someone is not taking higher math, they most definitely better be taking some philosophy courses, especially in logic. On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 6:20 PM, Andrew Wright wrote: > Hi all, > > I find this an interesting response given that the fundamental basis for > creating

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Should Calculus Be Required of All Ecology/Biology Majors?

2016-10-19 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Back in the 1960s, when my Dad started junior college, freshman math... that everyone was required to take, was calculus I. On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 3:55 AM, Richard Shefferson wrote: > I normally do not contribute to ECOLOG (my apologies...), but thought I > should put my

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Should Calculus Be Required of All Ecology/Biology Majors?

2016-10-18 Thread Malcolm McCallum
It depends. First of all, what do you mean by ecology. If the person is working in theoretical domains, it is essential. If the person is working in applied domains, it may be useful. IF the person considers himself-herself an ecologist, although the person is actually an organismal biology such

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Change in linear dimensions of soft tissues in larval insect when fixed

2016-09-25 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Soft body parts will have signficant shrinkage. This has been demonstrated conclusively with vertebrates, specifically with larval and juvenile fishes. With vertebrates, as they get larger, the signficance of this shrinkage tends to be less. I would expect similar results with inverts, except

[ECOLOG-L] query about automated water quality instrumentation

2016-08-24 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hi, It has been a few years since I priced and looked at water quality instrumentation. However, I know find myself with a 50 pond aquaculture facility. I am planning a study that will involve 12, 1/4-acre ponds. I would really like to set up continuous water quality monitoring of "at least"

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Query on authorship

2016-08-22 Thread Malcolm McCallum
OG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Loretta Fisher > *Sent:* Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:44 PM > > *To:* ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU > *Subject:* Re: [ECOLOG-L] Query on authorship > > > > I'm glad this discussion was started. I'm learning a lot from everyone's > thoughtful answer

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Query on authorship

2016-08-21 Thread Malcolm McCallum
In all my life, I have met dozens if not dozens of dozens of people who were left off papers and felt they belonged on the manuscript. In every case the situation caused problems. In all my life, I have NEVER, NOT ONE SINGLE TIME EVER, met someone who got irate because they were included as an

[ECOLOG-L] guidelines needed captive rearing

2016-07-24 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hi, I am in need of reports, publications, and annedotes on captive breeding programs. Although the focus is reptile and amphibian programs, any group will be useful. I am especially interested in BMPs, SOPs, biosecurity procedures, and the like. Especially interested in such materials for

[ECOLOG-L] Success rate for applicants from Chronicle of Higher Ed

2016-05-17 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hi, I hope my belief that this will be of interest is not misplaced! The Chronicle of Higher Education has a set of forums in which academics, mostly liberal arts, discuss academic issues. So, today I got on that forum and noticed this discussion about the number of applications people submitted

[ECOLOG-L] very good internship

2016-05-13 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I got this in my email today, figured it might help someonez I cannot imagine a much better opportunity in conservation. Intern - Biodiversity Assessment Unit Vacancy #: 1295 Unit: Global Species & Key Biodiversity Areas Programme Organization: International Union for Conservation of

Re: [ECOLOG-L] The speed of peer-review

2016-04-26 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I have learned to expect that any large paper I submit will take a year to get in print. It doesn't matter where I send it. The longest it took me with a paper was 6 years of baloney. The shortest time was literally a month. On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Neil Hammerschlag <

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cuts everywhere...except a few states

2016-04-08 Thread Malcolm McCallum
pulace. Saying there is > a war on science is worse since it helps increase the amount > of polarization in our society. > > david reed > > On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Malcolm McCallum < >> wrote: > >> THere are a few sta

[ECOLOG-L] Cuts everywhere...except a few states

2016-04-08 Thread Malcolm McCallum
THere are a few states with increased higher ed budgets, and the vast majority being slashed and burned. IF you read through these articles, you will find common threads in regard to party-lines, common issues, etc. Bottom line, there is a ware on higher education and science. The excuse is

[ECOLOG-L] state budgets and higher ed

2016-04-07 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I have been following the IL budget catastrophe with interest and I was aware that PA had a similar fiasco going on. Today, I discovered KS is also still dealing with a budget fiasco. I am just curious, and I am almost sure most near grads and recent grads will be interested too, just how many

Re: [ECOLOG-L] GPS recommendations

2016-04-06 Thread Malcolm McCallum
IN case anyone does not know, its Trimble not Tremble, as Trevor alerted me. I was typing with a baby in my lap and did not notice thetypo. On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 11:21 AM, Malcolm McCallum <> wrote: > when using apps, if you are doing research-qualit

Re: [ECOLOG-L] GPS recommendations

2016-04-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum
On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Thiago Silva wrote: > chips are enabling cheaper consumer products as well: > (I have no affiliation or > previous experience with this specific product). > Your correction of terminology is much

Re: [ECOLOG-L] GPS recommendations

2016-04-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum
when using apps, if you are doing research-quality spatial analysis, it will be important for you to know whether the app is reporting an average or the first reading it gets. I know that several of the hobby-grade GPS units report an average but do not provide an estimate of dispersion (e.g. SE,

Re: [ECOLOG-L] GPS recommendations

2016-04-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Choosing a GPS is not always a simple task. It depends a lot on what you intend to do and the conditions under which you are doing it. Generally, the quality of GPS range from hobbiest to survey-quality devices. For most stuff that does not require exact point accuracy and precision, most of your

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Insect keys?

2016-03-31 Thread Malcolm McCallum
getting these down to genus should be doable with a key, however, species might be very difficult. Many beetles require you to use scanning em to reveal microstructural variation. (chrysomelid key)

[ECOLOG-L] help: cartogram software recommendations? (free better than $$!)

2016-03-19 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Does anyone have any recommendations regarding freeware that can be used to make cartograms? I have a variety of data for over 100 countries that I would like to express in a series of cartograms. If you can make a recommendation to me, that would be great. :) -- Malcolm L. McCallum, PHD, REP

Re: [ECOLOG-L] let's go corporate, publishing companies have!

2016-02-17 Thread Malcolm McCallum
edu> wrote: > You’re missing the point - athletes like to play sports and some > scientists like to review manuscripts. It is the enjoyment that drives > them, not the money. > Steve > > > > > > On 2/17/16, 10:54 AM, "Malcolm McCallum" > <malcolm.m

Re: [ECOLOG-L] let's go corporate, publishing companies have!

2016-02-17 Thread Malcolm McCallum
In regard to publishing, I do not agree with you, I agree with Sir Peter Medawar. Medawar won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Copley Medal. The papers are the end-point of research. IF you have not published it as some form of a communication (e.g. Journals, proceedings, books, govt docs,

Re: [ECOLOG-L] promoting Ecology course

2016-02-08 Thread Malcolm McCallum
If the AMA gets their way, then it will not be long until gross anatomy is pushed out of the medical schools and made a requirement for admission so they can spend more time on clinicals an clinical-based courses in med school. THis move, which is very likely, is going to place an even higher

Re: [ECOLOG-L] promoting Ecology course

2016-02-02 Thread Malcolm McCallum
a freshman environmental science course is taught in almost every community college in the united states is pretty close to waht Tam stage is describing. ONe textbook most use is Miller. However, most of the time, EVS is taught as a poor man's ecology course more than it is a true

Re: [ECOLOG-L] promoting Ecology course

2016-02-01 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I will play contrary here. maybe you should ask if these people need or desire to take this class. If not, why and how can you make the class attractive to them? Maybe, like has been done with math in many schools, you need to design a course on ecology that focuses on pre-med students and the

Re: [ECOLOG-L] reference for students on citation

2016-01-14 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Neither. TheCBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 6th. ed. 1994 I believe it has now been replaced by the CSE manual Many journals have their own

[ECOLOG-L] Research experience for undergrads

2015-12-15 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Someone on here was asking about REU opportunities. here is one with the MIchigan biological station. DO NOT CONTACT ME!!! I am just a messenger! Follow the below link, this looks like a spectacular oppotunity for a driven and interested unergraduate.

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Ethiopia

2015-11-23 Thread Malcolm McCallum
If you are an undergraduate student I figured I would alert you that REU's are outstanding opportunities for learning and figuring out what direction you want to go with your career/future. I participated in an REU at Illinois State as an undergraduate and it 100% convinced me what I wanted to

Re: [ECOLOG-L] plant science vs. botany

2015-11-19 Thread Malcolm McCallum
quot;traditional" botanists, who studied plants at a > macroscopic or organismal level and thus were facile with (at least > some members of) the regional flora; to academics who focused at > the cellular or molecular level to such a degree that many of them > do not particularl

[ECOLOG-L] plant science vs. botany

2015-11-17 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Over the past several years I have noticed a trend that plant-focused vacancies will refer to the vacancy as plant science and less frequently what used to be typically referred to as zoology will be instead referred to as animal science. When I was an undergraduate, agronomy, pomology, forestry,

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Preschool field class

2015-11-13 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I used to do extension type teaching at an aquarium. At five years some students know a little more than you expect, but others will understand little. It is usually best to emphasize very very basic stuff. For example, collecting leaves off the ground, then placing the leaves behind a piece of

[ECOLOG-L] 1900s women wear Anoles on leashes on lapel photos???

2015-10-25 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I am desperately trying to find a picture of the fashion trend for the turn of the century in which women would place an Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) on their lapel. The lizards were marketed as bugs or chameleons at different times starting around the turn of the century. Later, the fashion

[ECOLOG-L] Anyone work with or have peacocks?

2015-10-22 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I have an inquiry for anyone who works on or just happens to own peafowl. email me directly please! Thanks in advance. -- Malcolm L. McCallum, PHD, REP Link to online CV and portfolio : “Nothing is more priceless and worthy of

Re: [ECOLOG-L] On research process in ecology

2015-10-06 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hypothesis testing is derived from the statistical field called decision theory. Modern statisticians to not subscribe to decision theory as it is an artificial an arbitrarily subscribed notion. Having said that, most biologists are 50 years out of date in this respect even under circumstances

[ECOLOG-L] jobtracker on Chronicle's Vitae system

2015-10-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Hi, I thought I woudl point out that the Chronicle of Higher Education has introduced a system called Job Tracker. It can be used to see how positions were filled in previous years, how long it took things like that. In any case, 91% of the ecology vacancies have no data in regard to who filled

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Gaining Experience in Molecular Biology

2015-09-30 Thread Malcolm McCallum
This is long, and I am posting it to Ecolog because, frankly, I guarantee a ton of people are asking the same question as you! the only realistic way you will get this is to take some classes. When I graduated with my BS most bio programs only required a genetics class. Then, I attended an MS

[ECOLOG-L] adjunct in Chicago area

2015-09-22 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I saw this ad, and thought it might help someone out who is in that area.. Best regards and good luck! (Don't contact me, I don't know anything about it!) Adjunct Professor, Biology Institution: Prairie State College Location: Chicago Heights, IL Category: Faculty

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: [CTURTLE] Unidentified organism in Olive ridley digestive tract

2015-09-01 Thread Malcolm McCallum
See below message if you have a clue! -- Forwarded message -- From: Alessandra Bielli Date: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:08 PM Subject: Re: [CTURTLE] Unidentified organism in Olive ridley digestive tract To: Thanks Jesus, Here's the

Re: [ECOLOG-L] bibliometrics

2015-09-01 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I think we should just change the nomenclature. Instead of calling them "highly ranked" journals or other similar names, we should call them by what they really are "broad-interest journals." or something similar. The original rational for citation ratings in particular was for librarians to

[ECOLOG-L] job wiki

2015-08-21 Thread Malcolm McCallum
This is a reminder that the job wiki is again active this year with roughly 230 jobs currently posted. the site can be sorted by date, status, specialty, school, etc. There are also provisions for additing discussion pages for specific positions. Most positions are either ecology, organismic or

[ECOLOG-L] Biology jobs wiki online

2015-07-21 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Introduction.. For those of you on the job market for the first time, you might be interested in the biology jobs wiki. This wiki page is available for you to communicate with other job seekers the status of positions as you find out. Search committee members typcically are not allowed reveal

Re: [ECOLOG-L] teaching evolution in ecology courses

2015-07-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum
twice in the same river. * Heraclitus From: Malcolm McCallum Reply-To: Malcolm McCallum Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 12:07 PM To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] teaching

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Dissertation defense in Sweden vs. USA

2015-06-09 Thread Malcolm McCallum
That was a REALLY INTERESTING read. I think some aspects of the Swedish defense would scare the bajeezes out of doctoral candidates. The use of an opponent and the committee members all from outside your university is very interesting. IT doesn't sound like, in the grand scheme of things, that

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Graduate School Advice

2015-05-29 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I am here offering an observation I had a few years back in regard to postdocs and advisors. i have a friend who was workig as a hard-money postdoc at a middle tier R1. This guy was incrediblely talented. the area of research he did was kinetics of proteins. essentialy, his advisor's lab was

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Graduate School Advice

2015-05-28 Thread Malcolm McCallum
-drafted emails. Go and visit them. Apply for the NSF GRFP and other fellowships. Even if you aren't successful, they really help to formulate your thoughts. Dave On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 5:17 AM, Malcolm McCallum wrote: If you want to know what to do

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Graduate School Advice

2015-05-27 Thread Malcolm McCallum
it will be fruitful. On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 11:14 PM, Malcolm McCallum wrote: If you want to know what to do in graduate school, how to go about being in graduate school, and how to be a success in graduate school, and successfully find a job after graduate school, Read

[ECOLOG-L] Vertebrate biodiversity losses point to 6th mass extinction

2015-05-26 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Biodiversity and Conservation has released my paper Vertebrate biodiversity losses point to 6th mass extinction today. If you would like a reprint, email me. Abstract: The human race faces many global to local challenges in the near future. Among these are massive biodiversity losses. The 2012

[ECOLOG-L] Am. Competes Reauthorization Act 2015 passed by house

2015-05-21 Thread Malcolm McCallum
So what will the Senate do with this? From AIBS: On May 20th, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would cap funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy Office of Science for the next two years and make deep cuts to environmental, geosciences, and social

[ECOLOG-L] news article on how Luxury journals are destroying science

2015-05-18 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Thought this might be of interest to some of you. It was published last year, but I had not seen it until today. Thought for the day, despite Science and Nature both being several decades old

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: [Nhcoll-l] UMMZ Mammals-Suspending Operations July 1st!!!

2015-05-12 Thread malcolm McCallum
thought some people might want to know. -- Forwarded message -- From: Cody Thompson Date: Tue, May 12, 2015 at 7:46 AM Subject: [Nhcoll-l] UMMZ Mammals-Suspending Operations July 1st!!! To: Cc: Priscilla Tucker, Philip

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-03 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Remember that you GPS signal is going to be affected by many things other than the internal electronics. Things like over-story, cloud cover, position of the satelites will all influence the data. This is why when people are doing stuff that requires solid datasets, they will place down the GPS

Re: [ECOLOG-L] guidance on editor conduct

2015-05-02 Thread Malcolm McCallum
A SHORT GUIDE TO ETHICAL EDITING FOR NEW EDITORS COPE Guidelines In regard to editor responsibilities, when I handle a paper, I feel it is my

Re: [ECOLOG-L] advice for disabled student seeking grad program in wildlife biology?

2015-04-21 Thread Malcolm McCallum
in a wheelchair. Here is an interesting article worth reading: Malcolm On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Malcolm McCallum malcolm.mccallum.ta

Re: [ECOLOG-L] advice for disabled student seeking grad program in wildlife biology?

2015-04-21 Thread Malcolm McCallum
, jobs, news [mailto: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Malcolm McCallum Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 13:52 To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] advice for disabled student seeking grad program in wildlife biology? accidentally tried to post this with attachments...dumb

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: [SANET-MG] Fw: [permaculture] Monsanto knew of glyphosate / cancer link 35 years ago | GM-Free Cymru Special Report |

2015-04-12 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Got this email from the SANET listserv. Thought it would interest those of you who, like me, have interests/foci in ecotoxicology and environmental heath. If all this is legit, maybe we get a tobacco settlement type response for environment? It is worth pursuing. -- Forwarded message

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Question for the Professionals

2015-04-09 Thread Malcolm McCallum
(not targeting Ben here, just replying to thread) I know there has been talk about the cellular level and how it seems tangent or outside the realm of ecology, but it is not. Much of ecotoxicology deals with cellular elements. Stress responses can be read in immunofunction, antioxidant levels,

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Question for the Professionals

2015-04-08 Thread Malcolm McCallum
minor (man would that have been useful!) YOU REALLY NEED TO DEFINE WHAT IT IS YOU ARE TRYING TO DO, WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS IN YOUR EDUCATION? I get a vibe you sorta have these hammered out, but not exactly. That might refect more directy your problem than which major to take! Malcolm McCallum

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Question for the Professionals

2015-04-08 Thread Malcolm McCallum
rather than alleviating them! Of course, if the requirements for a bio minor are fairly, well, minor…it wouldn’t hurt! Emily Moran UC Merced On Apr 8, 2015, at 11:35 AM, Malcolm McCallum wrote: Rather than switch majors, why not double major? When I

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Nonprofit publishers of ecology related journals

2015-04-04 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I dont' see a problem with a for-profit journal, its the principle of soaking researchers for the value of the publication that is out-of-whack. When publication costs for an online outfit are priced at over $1,000 for an article, it is largely undefendable. I have been publishing a journal for a

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Nonprofit publishers of ecology related journals

2015-04-03 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Most open access journals are archived in any number of locations, not the least of which is the INternet Archive. The idea that things on the internet disappear is actually more a myth than reality. Anything of merit tends to get archived somewhere by libraries or other organizations. On Fri,

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Looking for books to read this summer

2015-04-01 Thread Malcolm McCallum
if you have not read it, The Selfish Gene. On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 10:23 PM, Jake Melichar wrote: Hey Ecologers, I am currently an undergraduate student in biology at Iowa State University and I am trying to create a reading list for this summer over books regarding

Re: [ECOLOG-L] fabricated reviews lead to retractions of papers

2015-03-30 Thread Malcolm McCallum
This sounds similar to Pearage of Science. I occassionally do things for them. On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM, Stefano Liccioli wrote: Good morning, in regards to the reviewing issue and the fact that so many people decline to do reviews these days,I was wondering how

Re: [ECOLOG-L] fabricated reviews lead to retractions of papers

2015-03-28 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I don't know, I enjoy doing peer reviews. But, I don't treat peer review like editing a journal. If the paper is ripe with bad writing, I might correct a paragraph and tell them to do the whole paper. Mostly, I dwell on did they miss citations, cover the literature, approach the problem

Re: [ECOLOG-L] fabricated reviews lead to retractions of papers

2015-03-28 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Herpetological Conservation and Biology is still published by researchers without a publishing house. There is a very good reason you don't see this much anymore, and it is not cost. . If the journal is run as an online outfit, keeping its presence on the web can move forward for as little as $5 a

Re: [ECOLOG-L] fabricated reviews lead to retractions of papers

2015-03-27 Thread Malcolm McCallum
In some fields the group of investigators is so small it makes conficts of interest virtually impossible to avoid. I have often wondered if a particular lab has had dozens or more graduates how hard it would be to avoid these things. Further, the opportunity to allow something through that is

Re: [ECOLOG-L] fabricated reviews lead to retractions of papers

2015-03-27 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I usually do a Google Scholar search and find 2-3 people who have done work that crosses over. For example, lets say the paper was toxicology of amphibian larvae in an agronomic landscape. I might get one reiewer who is versed in amphibians and one who is versed in ecotox (especially involving

Re: [ECOLOG-L] peer review

2015-03-24 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Not an article, but when I taught Genetics, in order to lighten up the tests and to avoid various issues, I uses mythical creatures as problems. I recall one, alled the bonacum (I think I spelled it right) in which the animal would release toxic gas as a defense. I set up a screwy genetics

[ECOLOG-L] Epoch Times: Wildlife Is Being Lost at an Alarming R ate—Here’s Why You Should Care

2015-03-23 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I thought some of you might be interested in this article written in response to the WWF Living Planet Report. They questioned several biologists as to why the report was important. I was happy to contribute, but the comments by Ken Norris (Zool. Soc. of London), Chris Nagy (Mianus River Gorge),

[ECOLOG-L] anyone familiar with the journal Nature and Culture?

2015-03-23 Thread Malcolm McCallum
Anyone know have a general perception or experience with the journal, Nature and Culture? -- Malcolm L. McCallum, PHD, REP Environmental Studies Program Green Mountain College Poultney, Vermont “Nothing is more priceless and worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which

[ECOLOG-L] postdoc question ea

2015-01-28 Thread Malcolm McCallum
When I was an undergraduate and masters student, we were always told that postdocs were taken by people right out of the doctorate to provide additional training in specific areas, and that mid-career scientists also take postdocs to gain skills in new areas. However, I have noticed that many

[ECOLOG-L] Fwd: Herpetology Tech for BS/BA grad in Louisiana

2015-01-12 Thread Malcolm McCallum
-- Forwarded message -- From: I saw this, and immediately felt I should forward it out there to the masses. (Contact Hardin Waddle for more info Student Research Experience Opportunity: Herpetology U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center We

[ECOLOG-L] Is it that rare that schools promote to assoc prof w/o tenure?

2015-01-10 Thread Malcolm McCallum
I am curious because at a prevous job I was promoted to associate professor three years early, but was not provided tenure. I have this written on my CV, and certainly, I'm not hiding it. Yet, I continue to get regular questions such as, why did I leave a tenured position, or What happened with

Re: [ECOLOG-L] New misinformation campaign against End Sp Act

2015-01-06 Thread Malcolm McCallum
:43 AM, Malcolm McCallum wrote: It needs to be headed off. IF we wait for sh*t to hit the fan, its going to blow up in our face. Folks need to be activist NOW before their foundations are set. On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 8:16 PM, Peter Morrison

Re: [ECOLOG-L] New misinformation campaign against End Sp Act

2015-01-05 Thread Malcolm McCallum
or other financial assistance from the Department of the Interior and its bureaus and other agencies; and The FWS routinely withholds from the public the identities of peer reviewers, qualifications of peer reviewers, and details about their comments. On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Malcolm McCallum

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