Happy Holidays and Cheers to another year of great content

In this post, the blog team revisits the 3 most read posts of the year 2020, and wishes all readers a happy and safe holiday season.

The year 2020 was a challenging one in many ways, and whilst it may remain memorable for most of us, it may not be a year we overly cherished. Nonetheless, many opportunities, research papers, and contributions have reached us, which is why we want to recap the most impactful EcotoxBlog articles for you so that we can also look back invigorated. This year, our Top 3 posts highlight the diversity of content that the EcotoxBlog covers – from useful statistics tutorials to travel diaries from research collaborations in the tropics.

(1) Statistics for ecotoxicologists (The most read post of 2020!)

Free online course: Using R to manage, analyse and visualise your data

How to get started in the statistics program R? In our free online course, you will learn to manage, analyse, and visualise your environmental data. The aim of this workshop developed by Landau researcher Jakob Wolfram is to teach environmental scientists the basics in R, so that they can further their career or studies.

(2) Learning risk assessment online

International Online Autumn Academy on Spatial Ecotoxicology and Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment

From August 1 to October 31, 2020, the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau hosted its “International Online Autumn Academy on Spatial Ecotoxicology and Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment – Using an Open Community Approach”. This academy is offered every year, so check back in 2021!

(3) A journey to the tropics for ecotoxicology

Tropical Ecotoxicology and Exchange with Costa Rica

In this post, Lara Petschick, Sebastian Stehle and Carsten Brühl share their experiences when visiting Costa Rica to establish a collaboration on Tropical Ecotoxicology with colleagues from the University Nacional in Heredia. Together with our Costa Rican colleagues they will follow up on the important question of pesticide effects on tropical biodiversity, its risk assessment, and potential management.

Season’s greetings!

Adapted from “Snow Drops Winter Happy” by Ellie Heartravel (CC BY-SA 2.0)

We want to thank everyone for their contributions and support of the EcotoxBlog and wish you – and all our readers – a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Take care, stay safe, and see you in 2021!