A group of myrmecologists have launched an exciting survey about the impacts of parenting in myrmecology on the careers of scientists in the discipline! See below for a message from a leader of the study, Dr. Manuela Ramalho of Cornell University. If you are a myrmecologist, whether or not you have a child, please fill out the survey!
Parenting in the myrmecological community: The impact on academic career
“We are asking for all myrmecologists (people of all genders, with children and no children) to participate in a research study titled “Parenting in Myrmecology”. This study is being led by Manuela Ramalho at Cornell University (me), Pamela Decio at Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Flavia Esteves at California Academy of Sciences and Emilia Z. de Albuquerque at Smithsonian Institution.
This questionnaire aims to evaluate the impact of the arrival of children specifically on our career (where field trips are often needed) and from these data we can think of measures that can be inclusive. The research is totally anonymous and the generated data will be published in the form of a scientific paper.
Also, we are asking myrmecologist scientists who have no children to respond to the questionnaire as a control group.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the link for survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAknNlNXlfdNsBUXNIZXqEn0Hf6nCTlUhIMxILiF0Db_eFmw/viewform
Thank you in advance for your help!
All the best,