Ecology and Evolution blog launched.
Check out http://www.ecoevoblog.com/.
Blogs are becoming more and more common on academic websites, and research has shown that they increase funding success. They're also an excellent way to attract good students and postdocs to work in the School, to show what research we are doing and to promote newly published papers. See here for more details
The blog will contain short posts on anything related to Ecology and Evolution. These could include synopses of papers we have published, descriptions of current research, short reviews of interesting papers we have found in the literature, photographs of our study organisms, reports from fieldwork, short technical comments etc. The idea is to keep it general and interesting to people inside and outside the School.
We hope everyone will be willing to contribute: staff, PhD students, MSc students and occasionally undergraduates. We plan to post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. We will have a DropBox for posts so spare posts can be saved until there is a gap. So feel free to write as many as you like! Posts about papers accepted for publication will be given priority. We can delay or prioritise posts as needed.
See attached file for instructions. The blog administrator will invite you all to a DropBox folder which will serve as a place to deposit blog posts. All posts and comments will be screened before uploading to ensure they meet TCD's requirements for use of social media. Email the blog administrator on email@example.com for help.