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Karen James
Works at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Bar Harbor, ME
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This ad places the responsibility on women to somehow ignore or overcome (by sheer force of will, I guess) the sexist world we live in (‘don’t let labels hold you back’, ‘be strong’). Labels hold women back, whether we 'let' them or not. We are at a disadvantage whether we are strong or not. It is one thing to highlight double standards, quite another to challenge them.
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I shares this on my page, hope you don't mind.  I added you too.  Women need to stick together and build bridges not walls.
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thanks for the enlightenment 
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Whoa. Google's multiple sign-in function is bug bug buggy. Great idea, though. Hope they fix it. I want to be able to be working on a Google Doc signed in with my work email while I say logged into Google+ with my personal email in a different tab.
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Still buggy as hell, and doesn't show signs of improving.
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I know I have been fairly quiet the past few weeks. I know, based on stats, that you've noticed my silence. My silence has been driven by funding fears and sequestration.

I have spent the past several weeks trying to figure out how to write this post. Sometimes emotions are so raw that they don’t readily shape themselves into words: They manifest themselves as a face that can’t smile, a head that throbs with a stress migraine, and with an exhaustion driven not by lack of sleep but rather deriving from the emotional exhaustion that just makes a person want to hide in a dark room locked away from the world. My head hurts. I am exhausted. My emotions are raw. I am writing now because there is a very real possibility that the proposed restructuring of the US education system may eliminate the NASA funding I and my staff rely on to pay our salaries. In the worst case, everyone I employ at my university will become unemployed – including me – when FY2014 begins. In the expected case – if no new funding is found – I will lose half the funding I use for salary, and I will need to decide who among my staff I will have to fire. I don’t plan to let funding cuts put us down; I will not die like a dog abandoned at the city shelter. We will fight our way free to continue… but we need your ideas and help. 

Keep reading on my blog...

(edits were to correct typos/make the break to "read more make more sense)
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Thanks to +Richard Carter for creating this page for the Beagle Project.
Bringing the adventure of science to life.
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Anyone know how can I make G+ show my occupation instead of my employer when someone hovers over my name or avatar?
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I have a long paragraph that is more of an "about me" that some are calling a Hover Card. When you hover over my name you get a rambling of info. Sarkis spoke of it.
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Signing off here, heading for Twitter, my true home online. How long before these will be integrated? >sighs<
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Still getting my head around G+ here. What are some useful categories for circles? Do you sort people by topic, or by relationship to you, or both? Other ideas?
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its true
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Biologist
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  • Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
    Staff scientist, 2011 - present
  • The HMS Beagle Project
    Co-founder and director, 2006 - 2012
  • Natural History Museum
    Postdoctoral researcher, 2003 - 2010
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Bar Harbor, ME
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London, UK - Seattle, WA - Fort Collins, CO - Monument, CO
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I'm a biologist at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, developing a proposal that will combine citizen science and DNA barcoding in Acadia National Park.

I repatriated last autumn after 8 years in London where I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Natural History Museum. My work there included using the British flora — in particular the floras of Great Pucklands meadow at Down House in Kent and the grounds of The Old Malthouse in Dorset — as a test bed for DNA barcoding and its integration with citizen science. I also led/contributed to research on conservation genetics, speciation and the application of genomic technologies to questions in systematics and evolutionary biology. During the Darwin anniversary period (2008-9) I coordinated science initiatives for Darwin200, a museum campaign and wider consortium celebrating the legacy of Charles Darwin.

I serve on a voluntary basis as the director of science for The HMS BeagleTrust, which aims to rebuild HMS Beagle and sail her around the world in the service of science, education and outreach.

If you want to know more, you can visit my online CV.
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  • University of Washington
    Genetics, 1996 - 2002
  • Colorado State University
    Biology, 1992 - 1996
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