Rob Denton

Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

How We Work: Dr. Tyler Smith talks standing desks, cranberries, and coding to the Tron soundtrack

Our next guest for the How We Work series is Dr. Tyler Smith. Tyler is currently a research scientist for the Canadian government, but we first me while he was a faculty member in the department of biology at Eastern Kentucky University.    Prepped and ready for sedge hunting in turkey season Location: Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Ottawa, Canada Current Position: Research Scientist, Taxonomy of native crop wild relatives One word that best describes how you work: Inertia would work. Reactive would be accurate too much of the time as well. I aspire to be a more mindful and deliberate […]

How We Work: Dr. Paul Hurtado

Throughout my travels around academia, I’ve always been very interested in how other scientists work. Scientists in particular make for a great study of working habits for two main reasons: they typically juggle a variety of tasks and they largely determine their own work schedules. This results in a huge variety of work habits: night owls, early birds, multitaskers, focus-taskers, and on and on. I’ve been a long-time reader of Lifehacker’s “How I Work” series, an interview format in which folks from various organizations detail the secrets behind their work habits. I’ve always loved this idea: getting a peak into […]