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Taking the Ecological Conversation Online

Slides (and a few extra) and links from my #ESA2012 Talk.

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Taking the Ecological Conversation Online

  1. 1. Taking the Ecological Conversation Online Jarrett ByrnesNational Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis @jebyrnes http://jarrettbyrnes.info
  2. 2. Take-HomeEngaging with colleagues using online tools will improve your science.
  3. 3. Where do we Discuss Science Now? Literature Colleagues Meetings
  4. 4. Tapestry of Online Tools StackExchangeWordpress Blogger Twitter #SciFund Figshare Google+ Github
  5. 5. Talk Outline1. Enhancing Discovery2. Online Discussion & Review3. Online Activity Leads to Funding4. Changing Scholarly Discourse
  6. 6. Blogs & Social Networks Aid Information Discovery by Connecting Scientists
  7. 7. Discovery: Twitter Meetings Grey literature you might have missed New tools People you may want in your network
  8. 8. Discovery: Blogs
  9. 9. Discovering Answers: stackexchangehttp://stats.stackexchange.com
  10. 10. Discovering New Mentors & Advicehttp://neurodojo.blogspot.ca/
  11. 11. Talk Outline1. Enhancing Discovery2. Online Discussion & Review3. Online Activity Leads to Funding4. Changing Scholarly Discourse
  12. 12. Opportunity for Critical Discussionhttp://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/
  13. 13. Opportunity for Discussion of Bigger Issueshttp://theseamonster.net/2011/05/forum-on-fish-food-and-people/
  14. 14. Solving Problems as a Group• Venue for international collaboration to solve scientific problems
  15. 15. Post-Publication Peer Review
  16. 16. Researchblogging.org
  17. 17. Talk Outline1. Enhancing Discovery2. Online Discussion & Review3. Online Activity Leads to Funding4. Changing Scholarly Discourse
  18. 18. Jai Ranganthan putting your science online for everyone Broader Scientists public research cash via crowdfundingRound 1: $73K in 45 days with 49 scientistsRound 2: $100K in 30 days with 75 scientistsAverage Project ~ $1600 – perfect for a grad student or pilot project!http://scifundchallenge.org
  19. 19. The Secret to #SciFund: EngagementOnline Scientific Projectpresence fanbase views1 blog post / 1 Twitter 110 projectmonth ≈ follower ≈ views ≈53 Twitter 1 project 1 contributorfollowers view Donor Money for Funding contributions research target met Average Average 20 project contribution ≈ raised ≈ views ≈ $55 $1,600 1 contributor Friends and family 50 Facebook friends ≈ 1 contributorByrnes et al. In Review
  20. 20. Talk Outline1. Enhancing Discovery2. Online Discussion & Review3. Online Activity Leads to Funding4. Changing Scholarly Discourse
  21. 21. Rapid Sharing of Data & Resultshttp://figshare.comhttp://datadryad.orghttp://dataone.org/find-data
  22. 22. Online Fingerprint as a Measure of Impacthttp://altmetrics.org and http://total-impact.org
  23. 23. Being Tweeted May Lead to More Citations R2=0.80Eysenbach et al. 2011 JMIR Raw Pearson Correlation = 0.69
  24. 24. Publication: Math & Physics Have this Figured Out• arXiv – preprints let you see & discuss information NOW – Journals still the final arbiters & Quality assurance• Little culture of preprints in Ecology & Evolution – ESA (currently) not allowing submission of papers on arXiv
  25. 25. Take-HomeEngaging with colleagues using online tools will improve your science.
  26. 26. What Can I Do?• Join Twitter – Find 10 people to follow (http://twitter.com/jebyrnes/eemb) – Check it once a day• Follow Blogs – Find 3 relevant to your interests – Lurk – its OK! Comment when ready!• Adventurous? Start a blog! – …with 4-5 other people – …posting once a month each
  27. 27. Acknowledgements• Miriam Goldstein, Emmett Duffy, John Bruno, Meg Duffy, Josh Drew, Jeremy Fox, Liz Neeley• #SciFund: Jai Ranganathan, Zen Faulkes, Barbara Walker, and our 124 scientists• NCEAS Future of Publishing Working Group
  28. 28. Links!• Blogs: http://jarrettbyrnes.info/bloglinks.shtml – http://scienceseeker.org• Twitter: http://twitter.com/jebyrnes/eemb• #SciFund: http://scifundchallenge.org• Figshare: http://figshare.com• Google+: http://plus.google.com• GitHub: http://github.com• Slideshare: http://slideshare.net• Utopia Docs: http://utopiadocs.com/
  29. 29. I Dont Have Time for This (blogging)!1. Make this part of your NSF broader impacts2. You do not have to do this alone – Lab blogs – Field station blogs – Project blogs3. Do you keep a lab notebook?4. How do you become a better writer? Write!5. Aggregators make tracking even infrequently updated blogs simple
  30. 30. Can Crowdfunding Lead to Big Money? doctorzen.net
  31. 31. Networks & Lists of Scientists Available sciencepond.com twitter.com/jebyrnes/eemb
  32. 32. Science Blogging Aggregators & Networks scienceseeker.org blogs.scientificamerican.com
  33. 33. Discovering New Tools: Blogshttp://r-bloggers.org

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