How to “attend” a professional meeting without attending

There are many reasons, financial, personal, professional, which inhibit us from attending every relevant conference and meeting in person. While other means of communication and engagement will surely never replace the experience of being present at a conference, we do now often have alternative means to participate in some capacity…

Twitter predicts citations of ecology research

As scientists, communicating our research is just as important as doing it. We are well-trained to use the scientific method—we make hypotheses, we conduct experiments, draw conclusions, and repeat. But if nobody knows about what we did, what’s the point? That’s the main reason The Fisheries Blog exists. We use a popular medium to communicate…

Why be a #SocialFish?

Whether you are an early adopter or a luddite like me, there’s no denying that social media has transformed the way we interact with each other and the way we communicate our science.

#SocialFish at #AFS146 in Kansas City–See you there!

For the first time ever, all 5 Fisheries Bloggers will be in the same room together. Why? Because at this year’s American Fisheries Society conference in Kansas City, we will be teaming up with the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) to host a special symposium: Fisheries science in 140 characters: the role of social media…