Plantae Bookshelf – A Place to Share Book Reviews and Recommendations with the Plant Science Community

I love books but I had to stop buying them for the sake of my budget and because they were collecting so rapidly. Instead, I have decided to collect books online! To do this I worked with my team at Plantae to initiate a Plantae Bookshelf network. This network provides an open forum for people to post reviews of their favorite books, share articles where others have provided recommendations, and contribute their own.

Via Twitter and the Plantae community page, plant scientists were asked to share their favorite books. We were overwhelmed with responses and I put together posts to list these recommendations, separating them into three main categories: Plant SciencesProfessional Development and Other.

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Please keep the recommendations coming! As part of this series, plant science students have the opportunity to write reviews and be included in the Plantae Bookshelf. Here is an interview with the author of one of Juniper Kiss‘ favorite books and here is a review Chris Barbey contributed to the bookshelf network.

If you would like to include one of your book reviews please let me know. I would be happy to promote it through the Plantae social media platforms.

Another link to the Plantae Bookshelf Network.

Finding What Works: Locating Resources and Reproducible Protocols

Protocols are constantly changing within labs. When searching for protocols it is easy to fall into information overload. How do you choose which protocols are right to suit your needs? If you do find protocols related to what you are trying to do…are any of them detailed enough for you to be able to replicate in your lab?

There are a variety of tools available on the internet to help address this problem. Dr.  Mary Williams asked me to write this post for Plantae to provide an overview of some of the resources that are available to researchers and put together a guide to help scientists choose which resources might be useful for their work.

Finding What Works: Locating Resources and Reproducible Protocols 

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Preparing for and Surviving Academic Interviews

This is a post I was asked to write and include in the self-reflection series organized by Dr. Amy Redkar on Plantae. The purpose of this collection is to provide early career researchers with resources on a variety of topics and provide a place to discuss and ask questions. To view the entire collection follow this link.

To read my post on the topic of preparing for and surviving academic interviews follow this link! I hope you learn something useful and encourage you to submit any comments or additional suggestions that might be useful to the plant science community in the Plantae discussion section.

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