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Jacquelyn Gill
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Like Indiana Jones, but female. And with more mammoths.
Like Indiana Jones, but female. And with more mammoths.

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Chip in to some cool climate change research AND support the next generation of scientists.

Also, for the next 24 hours, we're running some perks for our crowd-funding campaign:

$10 - I'll signal-boost your project, work, website, account, etc. to my 22,000 Twitter followers.
$30 - I'll review your job application materials or grant.
$50 - I"ll review your manuscript with an editorial eye (I'm an editor for Ecography, Journal of Ecology, and Ecology Letters).
$75 - I'll Skype in to your classroom, lab, or group to talk about science careers, research, or diversity issues.
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I'm excited to announce a crowd-funding campaign! We know almost nothing about Jamaican prehistory -- particularly when it comes to the plants and climate. My student Mario Williams, a native of Jamaica, is tackling that question for his thesis, and needs your help. Mario's ultimate goal is to take his skills in paleoecology and work for a conservation NGO, helping to preserve the natural resources of this biodiversity hotspot.

Please share widely! We look forward to giving you lots of updates about our project.
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The International Biogeography Society has launched a crowd-funding campaign to double our travel fund support. Our goal is to offset the hardship for students in South America after we had to move the meeting from Brazil to Arizona (due to Zika and other issues). Please help spread the word and contribute if you can! This is one way to make a concrete difference for diversity in STEM!
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"I dedicated my dissertation to the forgotten, unnamed women who wrote the manuscripts, conducted the experiments, and brewed the coffee and cared for the babies so that their husbands and colleagues could win Pulitzers. I wouldn’t be here without those women. And I wouldn’t be here without libraries, Sesame Street, free school breakfasts, the Pell Grant, or the National Science Foundation, either."
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A nice piece in the Rapid City journal about our Persistence Cave research! Follow #cavebison  on Twitter for updates. 
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We're about to start our first of three live-tweeting sessions about the Persistence Cave excavation. We're at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota (which has wifi), who is our research partner. You can follow our tweets at ‪#‎cavebison‬.
If you can't make the live-tweeting Q&A today, we'll be doing more Tuesday the 16th and Thursday the 18th at 1 pm EST. Even if you're not on Twitter, you can follow the hashtag.
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I'll be participating in a panel discussion on crowd-funding on Thursday at 4 pm EST! You can join the G+ Hangout or follow live-streaming on YouTube. 
Scientists! What does it really take to run a successful crowdfunding campaign for your science? Recently, several scientists have written about their surprise on how their (successful) crowdfunding campaigns actually went. For these scientists, it wasn’t as easy as they expected. Do the expected rules of the crowdfunding road still apply? For this month's SciFund Voices, we’ll be speaking with a panel of experienced science crowdfunders who will share their experiences. We'll also be fielding questions from the audience, via Google+ and Twitter (use the #SciFund hashtag)!

Panelists
Dr. Jacquelyn Gill (University of Maine)
Dr. Ethan Perlstein (Perlstein Labs)
Dr. Lenny Teytelman (Protocols.io)
Dr. Jai Ranganathan, moderator (SciFund Challenge)
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I'm pleased to announce a new paper, now online for a June special edition of Conservation Biology. We use a paleoecological perspective to assess an emerging conservation strategy: protecting geophysical diversity (the stage) rather than species (the actors).
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We've got 9 days left to raise $3974. If you haven't checked out the page recently, there are some cool new photography incentives, as well as the option to give in someone's name (and they get the incentives!). Please also share this with your communities -- we're excited about this research and are eager to get the word out to others. 
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Our crowd-funding campaign is $547 short of 50% funding, with two weeks left -- if we don't hit our goal, we don't get anything, so if you've been thinking about supporting our research on climate change and penguins, now's your chance!
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