Professor Phil Haygarth's life on the edge (of the vadose zone)
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Challenges of training graduate students in interdisciplinary science
Brian Vastag (Nature) reports on the large increase in interdisciplinary projects and initiatives and highlights the challenges for graduate students. Graduate students are increasingly creating the 'bridges' between disciplines but their efforts may not be fully recognized when it comes to promotion and even-handed interdisciplinary peer review among funding bodies.