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2019 CLIFF-GRADS Webinar Series - Direct measurement approaches to investigating mitigation options in livestock systems

Presented by Meryl Richards, Florencia Garcia, María De Bernardi, and Banira Lombardi, on May 15, 2019, as the introduction to the CCAFS & GRA CLIFF-GRADS Webinar Series.
The webinar featured previous CLIFF student presentations and provided a place for discussion between current and previous students.

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2019 CLIFF-GRADS Webinar Series - Direct measurement approaches to investigating mitigation options in livestock systems

  1. 1. Direct measurement approaches to investigating mitigation options in livestock systems CLIFF-GRADS webinar series
  2. 2. Agenda Topic Presenter Introduction Meryl Richards What is the effect of inhibiting methane production in the rumen on nitrogen use efficiency? Florencia Garcia Evaluation of GHG in pastures with foliar N fertilizers María De Bernardi Can pasture type influence nitrous oxide emissions from cattle manure? Banira Lombardi Discussion of presentations All participants Tips for writing and publishing journal articles Meryl Richards Discussion on writing and publishing All participants Conclusion Meryl Richards
  3. 3. Presenters María De Bernardi Florencia Garcia Banira Lombardi Meryl Richards
  4. 4. How to participate in the discussion • Use the questions box to enter your questions for the presenters or your tips for academic writing and publishing. • You may enters questions or tips at any time during the webinar • When you enter a question/comment, please tell us who you are and where you are visiting for your CLIFF-GRADS fellowship! • If you are having any trouble hearing or using the question box, you can also use the chat box to communicate with the organizers
  5. 5. When you are new at it Writing scientific papers With thanks to Todd Rosenstock
  6. 6. Tip #1: Learning to write scientific papers takes time and practice DON’T EXPECT TO GET INTO SCIENCE ON YOUR FIRST TRY GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO FIGURE OUT APPROACHES THAT WORK FOR YOU ASK COLLEAGUES AND ADVISORS FOR FEEDBACK
  7. 7. Tip#2: Don’t try to write a perfect first draft Just get your thoughts down, then re-write!
  8. 8. Tip #3: For your first article, mimic an article from your target journal and scientific field
  9. 9. Tips for getting started (my approach) Create an outline! 1 Start with the methods or results (I like to start with the results) 2 Then write the introduction, then discussion and conclusions 3
  10. 10. The introduction Big problem statement Specific research objectives
  11. 11. Big problem statement Narrowing the problem statement Brief review of similar studies Specific research objectives Why the research is novel, in the context of similar studies
  12. 12. The Discussion • Summarize your major findings. What were the answers to the research questions you laid out in the introduction? • Explain what the findings mean and why they are important • How do the findings agree or disagree with other studies? • Acknowledge and explain any unusual findings or limitations of the study
  13. 13. Summary of findings Broad implications of findings More specific summary of findings More specific implications Limitations of study
  14. 14. Dealing with revisions Provide an itemized response to each comment Clearly describe which parts of the manuscript you have revised; include line numbers to direct reviewers to revisions You don’t have to make all changes requested! If you disagree with the reviewers interpretation, say why and provide evidence
  15. 15. Rejection is normal! Don’t take it personally! Revise (if necessary) and resubmit to another journal
  16. 16. Your writing and publishing tips?
  17. 17. Next webinar: Food loss and waste Date and time to be announced
  18. 18. 2019 CLIFF-GRADS Workshop Workshop for CLIFF-GRADS fellows October 6-7, 2019 preceding the conference

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