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DiversifyPlantPubs - Amplifying Underrepresented Voices

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NAASC #DiversifyPlantPubs is simple and straight-forward. The NAASC DiversifyPlantSci Twitter account @DiversifyPlants re-tweets scientific articles, including pre-prints, written by scientists who self-identify as plant science researchers with diverse identity(ies). If you are Black, Indigenous,…

Plants as Grandparents, Doctors, and Chefs - A Webinar Series Organized by GeneSprout

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A collective of young plant scientists, known as GeneSprout Initiative, share their research in a December webinar series. What is GeneSprout Initiative? GeneSprout Initiative is a collective of young plant researchers based in the Netherlands and Belgium. We want to increase public engagement…

What Happens after Manuscript Submission?

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What Happens after Manuscript Submission? Recorded Friday, March 6, 2020   About This Webinar In one of our recent webinars, Mary Williams discussed how to prepare your manuscript for publication. But what happens next?  In the second webinar of this series, Jon Munn, Jennifer Regala,…

Preparing your Manuscript for Submission

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Preparing your Manuscript for Submission Recorded Tuesday, February 4, 2020  About This Webinar In this webinar, ASPB Features Editor Mary Williams will outline the key steps in writing a paper, preparing figures, and navigating the submission process. Topics include how to frame the…

From population to production: 50 years of scientific literature on how to feed the world (Global Food Security)

Tamburino et al. analyzed text from more than 12,000 research articles published in the past 50 years that included the terms “global” or “world” and “food supply”, “food demand’, or “zero hunger”. From this dataset, they quantified terms related to population, total food production,…

Plantae's Top 5 Facebook and Twitter Posts during 2019

2019 was an amazing year of growth for Plantae's social media accounts. It is always interesting to look back at what worked and which posts were of most interest to our community. Here is a list of our Top 5 Twitter and Facebook posts. Thank you for following our accounts! Light-sheet fluorescence…

Social Media for Scientists: What, Why, and How

Social Media for Scientists: What, Why, and How Recorded: Friday, September 27 About This Webinar Scientists are increasingly using social media as vehicles through which to communicate with other scientists and the public. Social media platforms also provide excellent opportunities to build professional…

Effective strategies for rebutting science denialism in public discussions

Scientists are often asked to engage in public discourse as a way to counteract science denialism, but it’s not always clear if their efforts can change minds. A new study by Schmid and Betsch suggests that efforts to rebut are worthwhile. They showed subjects videos with climate denial messages about…

Using “Scientists Who Selfie” to disrupt stereotypes of scientists (PLOS One)

Public engagement has been a long-term challenge for scientists. The rise of social media has generated a novel avenue for connecting with a wider audience; however, many scientists walk a fine line between being personal and professional, often posting images of their work but not themselves. A recent…