Friday, December 19, 2008

Why this blog?

I decided to start The EEB and flow because I think this blog is needed. While there are some great science blogs dedicated to evolution (Dechronization and Evolutionary Novelties, for example) there is conspicuously little blogging of recent advances in ecology and evolutionary ecology. My short term plan is to highlight recent important papers, discuss ecology and conservation news and post thoughts on life in academic ecology and evolution. My long term goal will be to host a community generated blog where new papers and findings are discussed. Given that the only real community generated discussion of recent papers is a paid subscription (Faculty of 1000) the time may be right for a community blog. But stay tuned.

2 comments:

Martin said...

This is a great idea and I agree that is really needed. If one day you allow others to post, I will be very happy to contribute. I will be nice to read here about important papers and ideas.
Martin

http://web.utk.edu/~mnunez/

Kevin Zelnio said...

Good idea! I've signed up for the feed. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.