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Towards a new stable state: Equitably assessing trainee writing productivity post-COVID-19

Freya Rowland, Kyra Prats, Yara Alshwairikh, et al.

Published: 2022-08-30
Subjects: Disability and Equity in Education, Education, Gender Equity in Education, Higher Education

The current academic ‘ecosystem’ prioritizes publications and has remained in this stable state despite increasing calls for change. Although writing is a strong determinant of academic success, certain groups may experience publishing barriers that may be amplified by disruptive events like the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we surveyed 342 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to assess (1) how [...]

Sea turtle conservation as a blueprint for freshwater turtles in the eastern U.S.

Denise Nicole Blough

Published: 2022-06-23
Subjects: Education, Law, Life Sciences, Other Life Sciences

With turtles and tortoises being one of the most threatened taxa on the planet, dire conservation action is needed. As a global hotspot for turtles — with over 85 species and subspecies — the U.S. can play a major role in curbing turtle extinction. It has already done so for its six species of sea turtles, which experienced dramatic declines over the 19th and 20th centuries due to human [...]

WHY DO INSECTS EVOLVE IMMUNE PRIMING? A SEARCH FOR CROSSROADS

Arun Prakash, imroze khan

Published: 2021-08-24
Subjects: Animal Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Education, Entomology, Immunity, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Life Sciences

Until recently, it was assumed that insects lack immune memory since they do not have vertebrate-like specialized memory cells. Therefore, their most well studied evolutionary response against pathogens was increased basal immunity. However, growing evidence suggests that many insects also exhibit a form of immune memory (immune priming), where prior exposure to a low dose of infection confers [...]

Mixed-method analysis of college student perceptions towards R suggest lecture and self-paced tutorial introductions produce similar outcomes

Gordon Custer, Linda TA van Diepen, Janel Seeley

Published: 2021-02-18
Subjects: Education, Higher Education, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Quantitative literacy is necessary to keep pace with the exponentially increasing magnitude of biological data and the complexity of statistical tools. However, statistical programming can cause anxiety in new learners and educators alike. In order to produce graduates that are well-prepared for quantitative research, overcoming the initial hurdles associated with statistical programming is a [...]

The Threshold of Ecosystem Services Assessment in Urban Forest for Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: Mahidol University (Kanchanaburi Campus)

Kacharat Phormkhunathon

Published: 2020-11-27
Subjects: Education, Higher Education

My research emphasizes involvement the relation linked biodiversity (focuses mammals and birds) and ecosystem services which the first step important before integrating into the part other of ecosystem services assessment. Its essence development knowledge and competency (ability and mentality) usefully support enhancing problem-solving in a facet challenge inevitable of sustainable development [...]

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