Speaker Ranks

As bloggers like Tree of Life's Jonathan Eisen and others have noticed, some scientific conferences appear to be short on female speakers. And a report in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology notes that, for the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress 2011 meeting, women were under-represented.

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