New article published in EOS discussing how to nurture diversity in the geosciences, and support early career researchers during the pandemic
In this EOS article, we discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated long-standing issues with diversity of the geosciences, and the various negative impacts on early career researchers.
We draw from our own experiences to reflect on how the pandemic is exacerbating systemic issues faced by early-career scientists in the Earth sciences. We offer recommendations to address three challenges: job opportunities, support for early-career scientists, and diversity.
"The current upheaval is an opportunity to implement changes that can create more inclusive and diverse academic environments while also supporting the needs of early-career scientists."
Our recommendations are intended to assist all early-career scientists, but we hope they will particularly help those from underrepresented groups. Moreover, we hope that this period marks the beginning of a new era of inclusion and diversity in the Earth sciences.
Read the paper here.