Suggestions for Success in Grad School

Kearns, H., and M. Gardiner. 2011.  The care and maintenance of your advisor. Nature 469: 570. 

 Lee, A., C. Dennis, and P. Campbell.  2007.   Nature's guide for mentors.  Nature 447: 791-797.  Read it and try to make your advisor read itRelated podcastPodcast text.Loehle, C.  2010.  Becoming a successful scientist: Strategic thinking for scientific discovery.  Cambridge University Press.

Macrina, Francis L.. 2000. "Mentoring", Chapter 3 in: Scientific integrity : an introductory text with cases. ASM Press, Washington, DC.  Link to holding at Dartmouth library

Stearns, S. 1987. Some modest advice for graduate students. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 68, 145-149.

Huey, R. 1987. Reply to Stearns: some acynical advice for graduate students. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 68, 150-153

Witz, BW. 1994. Some pragmatic advice to graduate students: a hybridization of Stearns, Huey, and B inkley. Bull Ecol Soc Am 75(3):176-177.

Thompson, J.N. 2000. On being a successful graduate student in the sciences.

Bernstein, DS.  Research advice. From an aerospace engineer.

Weinberg, S. 2003. Four golden lessons. Nature 426: 389 (27 November 2003). From a physicist.

Chenevix-Trench et al.  2003.  Guide for students and post-docs aiming for a career in scienceFrom a medical research laboratory.

Friedland, A.J. and C.L. Folt. 2009. Writing Successful Science Proposals. Second Edition.  New Haven: Yale University Press.

Loehle, C. 1990. A guide to increased creativity in research: inspiration or perspiration? BioScience 40:123-129.

More on creativity in science.

Karban, K., and M. Huntzinger.  2006.  How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook.  Princeton University Press.

Toth, Emily. 2008. Ms. Mentor's New and Ever More Impeccable Advice for Women and Men in Academia. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute

Getting a job

Agrawal, A. Job quest in ecology and evolution.
Writing the Teaching Statement, Rachel Narehood Austin, Science 14 April 2006
Writing a Research Plan, Jim Austin, Science, 26 July 2002

"How to choose advisors and mentors? What makes for a successful graduate career? What do you wish you knew when you were starting grad school?”

Responses from faculty in Ecology and Evolution
Responses from current and recent graduate students in Ecology and Evolution
Responses from current and recent graduate students in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Outline of talk by M.P. Ayres

Advice for postdocs and new faculty

Making the right moves. Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Miscellaneous

Suggestions for how to revise manuscripts in response to reviewer comments (by M.P. Ayres).
Suggestions for how to review manuscripts for journals (by M.P. Ayres).
A guide to peer review in Ecology and Evolution, British Ecological Society.
Suggestions for how to guide a discussion (by M.P.Ayres).
A working list of things that should be taught in graduate school but often are not.

Please send suggestions for additional materials to Matt.Ayres@dartmouth.edu