Flying free before building my nest

Margalida, Antoni (2016). Flying free before building my nest. Science, 352(6290), p. 1246. American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.352.6290.1246

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I spent the first 17 years of my scientific life as a freelance naturalist, with no more academic credentials than a bachelor’s degree in library and information science. It was challenging, but I found it intellectually rewarding, and I enjoyed exploring my scientific passion without facing the pressure and uncertainty typically endured by trainees pursuing academic careers. I was able to simply let my creativity develop. Then, 7 years ago, my career took a turn when I attended a conference about bearded vultures, which led me to earn my Ph.D. at the age of 38. Now, as a postdoc pursuing an academic research career, I am taking advantage of all that I learned during my years as an independent scientist.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Conservation Biology

UniBE Contributor:

Margalida, Antoni

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0036-8075

Publisher:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Olivier Roth

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2017 09:26

Last Modified:

12 Jul 2017 09:26

Publisher DOI:

10.1126/science.352.6290.1246

PubMed ID:

27257260

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.93832

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/93832

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