Department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University

Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program at Wright State

Advice and Resources for Graduate Students and Post-docs

Should you go to grad school to be a professor? Interesting thoughts on the costs and benefits of going to graduate school to be a professor by Brian O’Meara

Marissa Baskett has a wonderful collection of resources for grants and jobs, writing and presenting and theoretical biology

Spencer Hall’s excellent collection of resources for graduate students including advice for: being a graduate student and becoming a professional,  grant writing and NSF DDIGs, getting a faculty job,  good writing, giving good talks and posters, teaching, reviewing and guides/thoughts on authorship.  Highlights include:

Some Modest Advice for Graduate Students interesting perspective on graduate student life by Stephen C. Stearns

John Thompson‘s “On being a successful student in the sciences” PDF

 “The importance of stupidity in scientific research” by Martin Schwartz PDF

Anurag Agrawal’s guide on getting a job PDF

Armin Moczek’s guide on getting a job PDF

HHMI’s “Making the right moves: a practical guide for scientific management for post-docs and new faculty” PDF

Thoughts on academic vs. other types of jobs for PhDs PDF

How to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded” by Josh Schimel

Jake Weltzin et al.’s 2006 article on authorship in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment PDF

Mycology and mycorrhizae

The Bruns Lab at UC Berkeley

The Vilgalys Lab at Duke University

The Hyphal Tip: a fungal blog run by Jason Stajich

Index Fungorum: a resource for up-to-date taxonomy, focused on fungi

Mushroom Expert

MyCoPortal: the mycology collections data portal. A suite of user-friendly, web-based data access technologies to aid taxonomists, field biologists, ecologists, educators, and citizen scientists in the study of fungal diversity

MykoWeb: mushrooms & other fungi on the web

Statistics and coding

Curated list of R tutorials for Data Science by the R-bloggers

Environmental Computing resources for learning learning quantitative skills in R, directed towards undergraduate and postgraduate students but good information for all skill sets

Stack Overflow because someone has probably had the same problem before

Professional Societies

American Naturalist Society (ASN)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Soil Ecology Society (SES)