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Prof | #Restoration #Conservation | #WomenInSTEM | Lead Editor @AER_ESE_BES | @NatGeo Explorer | Work/life | Politics | she/her | Find me where skies are blue
Oct 30, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Dear potential PIs,
Because we get the opportunity to accept and mentor up to a handful of students for graduate degrees per year, there is a right and wrong way to approach those applying to our labs. So here goes: Don’t just expect potential mentees to understand the outdated, unwritten, and archaic way we expect folks to contact us about positions in our labs.
Oct 28, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read

It's not over, but still HUGE news!

@FlyRFD says construction on Bell Bowl Prairie is "suspended until further consultation is completed." Consulting with @USFWS and the FAA on Rusty-patched bumblebee is going forward.

#SaveBellBowlPrairie @FlyRFD @USFWS It looks like they plan to try to redesign the expansion to save the prairie!! We still need to make sure they do but it's such a relief they're talking about doing the right thing here.

Jan 8, 2021 20 tweets 7 min read
Well, we’re between coup attempts and attempts to throw out a seditionist president, so I’m going to take the opportunity to describe this research that was recently accepted in @SERestoration for the grassland ecology SF. Led by @Blackburn_RC and in collaboration with @barberecology and others not on the Twitters, this work was from Ryan’s MSc research @NIULive. I say research and not thesis, dear reader, bc it didn’t make it into his thesis.
Jul 1, 2020 22 tweets 8 min read
I am pleased to announce that research on bison diet @nachusa led by @Blackburn_RC, along w @barberecology and me in @SERestoration journal, Restoration Ecology is out on early view! onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/re… @Nachusa @Blackburn_RC @BarberEcology @SERestoration Ryan worked hard on this project as part of his MSc thesis in my lab. For it, we really wanted to know what bison were eating since they were the first herd to be studied that had been reintroduced into restored prairie, rather than on remnant (never plowed prairie).
Jun 27, 2018 16 tweets 5 min read
Starting in August, I’m an associate professor!

I learned a lot in my first 5 years of professordom. Here are a few, for any of you starting out or interested in becoming faculty. Curious to hear others’ takes. Create a streamlined research program and if projects fall outside it, say no to them. I spent the first year chasing various funds and projects. That’s ok but don’t do that for more than a year.
Feb 28, 2018 34 tweets 8 min read
A thread: I am SO HAPPY to announce that our paper on #Restoration and Recovery of Earth's Damaged Ecosystems is out in @royalsociety Proceedings B! rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/285/18… We are in the process of making it #openaccess but HMU if you want a PDF. It has already received some media coverage and I'll try to keep this thread updated with more. Here's the first story: chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-ec…