Top Image: a figure from “The hidden Heuchera: How science Twitter uncovered a globally imperiled species in Pennsylvania, USA” During one of the coolest experiences of my PhD, I had the opportunity to work as
If you want to get “technical” about it, dentistry, is about 13,000 years old. However, while the fillings Neolithic peoples performed with only rocks and tar are impressive (and they are, jeez just imagine!), one
I appreciate repetition. My favorite class in high school was AP Chemistry, but I think I owe most of my AP success to the previous year’s slog through regular Chemistry. By the time I took
Let’s say you’ve just pulled off an innovative, interdisciplinary symposia bringing together stakeholders across socio-ecological systems in the world’s oceans. You spent a week in France with 230 ecologists, social scientists, economists, modellers, and lawyers
I spent a week in Washington DC about two weeks before the government shutdown. Part of my conservation science postdoc fellowship involves professional development retreats and this winter we were in DC for policy training.
By fitting kayaks with underwater environmental sensors and speakers, a team of researchers has created a tool for citizens and scientists alike. In a paper published in PLOS Biology, they outline instructions for building the
I love museums. A lot. And I am not alone. According to the American Alliance of Museums, there are approximately 850 million visits to American museums every year, more than the attendance to all the
Old naturalists are my jam. I dedicated my PhD dissertation to a 19th century botanist who had spent her childhood following Thoreau around the Concord woods. I have a soft spot for research that draws
I started listening to podcasts sometime in 2009. But I practically became addicted some time during 2010 when I was in graduate school. Podcasts filled a void for me. I had to drive a lot
Like many scientists, Jean-François Bastin and colleagues had a question. A question that on its surface seems like it may have an obvious answer, or at least, an obvious way to find out the answer.