These are actual living microbiologists #actuallivingscientist

Crossposting this – which I already posted at microBEnet I have been tracking #actuallivingscientist postings on Twitter compiled those by people doing microbiology. Actual living microbiologists.

Time for #DegreeMadness – where we rank people’s statements by what degrees they have not by science

Storify roundup of links & pics about evolution, microbes, open science, etc

So I just don’t have time to do a compilation of links with extra detail about them like some people do regarding interesting information and stories they have seen over the last week or so. Instead I am trying to compile such information via Twitter posts of mine and then converting the more relevnt ones into a Storify. So here is one such storification for the last month or so.

Tweets from Nancy Moran’s talk at #UCDavis on "Two sides of symbiosis" storified

I went to a talk yesterday by Nancy Moran at UC Davis.  Nancy is one of my science heroes.  I have worked on a few projects with her and am just a big fan of her body of work on symbioses.  I have written about her work her on this blog many times before including

Anyway – I live tweeted her talk and then tried to “Storify” those tweets but Storify was not working well.  Thankfully  Surya Saha made a storify which I then edited (with his permission).


Summary of responses to question about metrics for density in phylogenetic trees

I posted a question to Twitter and Facebook about metrics for assessing density in a phylogenetic tree. Here is a “Storification” of the responses. Thanks for the help all.
Any other suggestions welcome in comments …[View the story “Metrics to quantify density of taxa/sampling in a phylogenetic tree” on Storify]