Insights into science and the politics of research.

I’m not sure how widely read Valentí Rull’s blog Ecological Paleoecology is, he’s been writing it since 2009 when he started off with a brief discussion of the motivations and utility of biodiversity conservation approaches and has continued with discussions about his field work, the politics of science and, most recently, research funding.  The political posts have much more import given Spain’s troubling economic picture, and the choices the government has made with regards to funding cuts.

Lest this post devolve into fan-dom, I wanted to point out one post in particular, A manifesto for a timeless, universal and independent scientific force, that is largely the text from a paper in press in the open access journal Collectanea Botanica. Continue reading Insights into science and the politics of research.