The Women in Ecology and Evolution Podcast

W.E.E.! Are! Family!

February 03, 2021 Dr Kirsty MacLeod Season 1 Episode 8
The Women in Ecology and Evolution Podcast
W.E.E.! Are! Family!
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We made it through January! Yes there's still a pandemic (scream) but Spring and vaccines are coming, and there's lots to look forward to. Like this fantastic episode! I had a great time catching up with my friend Dr Sara Hermann: we chatted about her path into academia, and the research on trophic interactions and predator prey dynamics going on in her lab. This episode's Paper in Focus is from Dr Bako Rasolofoniaina, who joined to tell me about neophobia and social learning in a Madagascan mongoose species (as well as some fun field experiences: paper link below). Sara and I were joined by Dr Murielle Ålund and Dr Luci Kirkpatrick to talk about the joys and challenges of starting a family as an early career researcher - lots of great advice here for people who are considering doing just that, and for people who want to better support their colleagues.

Hosted, as always, by me, Kirsty MacLeod.
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Links & Resources

Interview with Sara Hermann
Paper in Focus: Bako Rasolofoniaina
Roundtable: starting a family as an ECR