the sometimes senseless ravings (and the occassional rant) of an aspiring marine ecologist who may enjoy killing things a little too much

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Accepted With Revisions

i found out on friday that my first ever scientific manuscript has been accepted for publication in marine ecology progress series (a pretty prestigious journal for my first publication). well, accepted after revision. i picked up the reviews and letter from the editor (who happens to be ken heck, who all involved with the paper happen to know, and who happens to be on my committee) yesterday from anne's office. she tells me that i get first crack at the necessary revisions and the letter outlining why we're not making some of the suggested changes. so i'll be working on that over the next couple of days. i'm excited about it. i'm going to work on the revisions over the next couple of days so we can hurry and get it back to ken so it can be published asap. hooray for me.

ooh, speaking of ken, i'm meeting with him tomorrow morning at the sea lab, so i need to get cracking and plan exactly what i'm going to say to him. i also need to write down my summer research plan for thursday's committee meeting. i'm glad that the ball that is my graduate research is finally rolling somewhere.


Vanessa Mae said...

You're being published! How exciting!!! I'm so happy for you. I will want to read your piece upon publication, Dr. LaTina.


latina marie said...

as soon as i find out what issue it's coming out in, i'll let everyone know (i'm sure they have MEPS at UWF's library). i fully intend to make a copy as soon as it comes out, so i can see the MEPS info on it. it's science writing, so it's not witty and entertaining like my blog ;)

Mike the Mad Biologist said...

Congrats (the first one's always fun). What's it about?

latina marie said...

the title of the paper is "seagrass-pathogen interactions: 'pseudo-induction' of turtlegrass phenolics near wasting disease lesions". we were trying to determine whether phenolics (common defense compounds in terrestrial plants) were induced by the wasting disease pathogen and whether they could act as defense compounds in seagrasses as well as algae and terrestrial plants. i spent three years on that project - it was my honors thesis.

i'm doing something similar for my phd work, only i'm looking at herbivores instead of pathogens.