Google search: Which environmental group should I passive-aggressively donate in my climate change denying dad’s name for Christmas? 🤔

tfw you have a meeting with your professor tomorrow and your gel comes out worse than you wanted 😥

What should I say in a general keeping-in-touch email to one of my undergrad professors (who wrote me a rec letter)?

Thankfully he assigned me purple loosestrife, so I won’t have that problem!! 😅

Botany professor: I randomly assigned you all a native/nonnative congener pair for your final paper. Some of them don’t have any primary literature available, so you’ll have to use gray sources. Me: 😧

Hey everyone, I’m here to make my ! I’m working on my M.S. in ecology. My thesis is about conservation genetics in Blanding’s turtles. I’m mainly interested in endangered species and would love to work for a federal agency or a zoo someday. I appreciate all living organisms and have worked with sweet potatoes, freshwater mussels, aquatic insects, tropical bats, and wetland turtles!

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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