Inspiring Women in Science". I found it interesting that she asks a similar question of her students as I do: Name three famous women scientists (I ask for five). She gets a similar response: almost none can name three and many struggle to get even one. A few name their professor.
She reports a list of top women scientists from a poll conducted by New Scientist magazine. There are a few in that list that I did not include in a previous blog in which I provided pictures of famous women scientists and naturalists. Check it out and see how many you know.
Loman additionally mentions a poll of 10,000 members of the Ecological Society of America, which found that: 1) women members still earn on average only two thirds the salary of male counterparts and 2) only 10% of the leadership in this field is occupied by women. I've not reviewed this particular report yet, but readers can check it out on the ESA website.