Tag Archives: big ideas

How to transform research in your field – does Rockefeller University have the answer?

Imagine you have a decade or so to transform research in your field. What would you do? Would you stop doing whatever you are doing to do things differently? What is a transformation anyway? I am thinking about this because … Continue reading

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Big ideas from the famous Guarda, Switzerland course in evolutionary biology

Why is it so hard to come up with a big idea and a way to test it? What if you could choose any idea in any system, then plan an experiment unlimited by funds or manpower? What is your … Continue reading

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Consider a temporary stint as ecology and evolution editor at Nature

Patrick Goymer is taking a half year paternity leave at Nature and so they are looking for a replacement. Here is the announcement. I bet there are few positions that are as likely to help you learn about your field … Continue reading

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Why blurry vision helps with big ideas

My friend Cin-Ty Lee has always claimed that poor vision has helped make him the exceptional birder that he is. He claims that because he cannot pick out every detail instantly he has to look at the whole bird in … Continue reading

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