About this Research Topic
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Introduction and Guidelines
At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes discourage girls and women from pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. Science and gender equality are, however, essential to ensure sustainable development as highlighted by UNESCO.
Although underrepresented, and often unacknowledged, female-identifying and non-binary researchers have been crucial to scientific advances. In order to change traditional mindsets, gender equality must be promoted, stereotypes defeated, and female-identifying/non-binary persons should be encouraged to pursue STEM careers.
The Women in Physiology: 2021 series offers a platform to showcase female-identifying and non-binary researcher involvement in physiological research, together with their achievements, innovation and creativity. This Research Topic aims to highlight the works achieved and led by gender minorities in the field of Invertebrate Physiology. Submissions covering any area of Invertebrate Physiology are welcome, such as for example sensory, environmental, evolutionary, nutrition, metabolic, comparative, ecological, and developmental physiology.
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We strongly encourage the submission of manuscripts where the lead and/or corresponding author identifies as female or non-binary, and we recommend early career researchers to team up with senior colleagues.
Keywords: arthropods, molluscs, nematodes, cnidarian, sensory physiology, immunity, metabolism, endocrinology, stress physiology, physiological ecology, climate change
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