Ready, set, speak!  Tips for effectively communicating your science with public audiences

#SciCommMay 18, 2015 • 2~3 min read • 0

About the author – Dr. Allison Coffin is Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver studying acoustic communication and hearing loss. Over the past 10 years she’s taught communication workshops to a variety of scientific and professional audiences and was the Audience Choice winner at the 2014 U.S. FameLab Finals, a science communication […]

Become a Citizen Scientist with SharkBase

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksApril 13, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Ryan Kempster is a shark biologist in the Neuroecology Group at the University of Western Australia.  Ryan founded the shark conservation group Support Our Sharks to inform the world about the plight of the most vulnerable shark species. His research focuses on the sensory biology and conservation of sharks and rays.  Sharks have always been […]

Yoda, Yoga, and the Fish of Cannery Row

Blogging, Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 6, 2015 • 2~3 min read

Stacy Aguilera is an Abess Fellow at the University of Miami. Her dissertation research focuses on why certain small-scale fisheries in California are relatively successful, from a social and ecological perspective. Follow her on Twitter here! As my favorite little green guy once said, “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Yoda may […]

Fish at Night: Announcing a symposium focused on nocturnal fish

Blogging, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 3, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Geoffrey Shideler is the Assistant Editor at Bulletin of Marine Science, an independent peer-reviewed journal at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Studying the ocean at night can be difficult. Yet this is precisely the time when many fish are most active. Scientists have found that many important […]

17 actually worthwhile things to know about mosquitoes

BloggingMarch 3, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Tanjim Hossain is an NSF graduate research fellow at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the intersection of microclimatology and mosquito vector ecology from an epidemiological perspective. Follow him on twitter here BuzzFeed: the epitome of unnecessary hyperbole and an amalgam of often unoriginal content. I’ve long been convinced that this website is […]

Set research free with IGoR!

Citizen Science, Natural Science, ScienceFebruary 26, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Mickey von Dassow is a biologist who studies how biomechanics affects development-environment interactions. He received his PhD in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, studying how fluid flow affects colonial marine animals. As a postdoc (U. of Pittsburgh), he studied the mechanics of tissue movements that shape amphibian embryos. Currently he is a guest research […]

#SciSpends : Scientists are paying to do their jobs

UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Dr. Edward Hind is a marine sociologist who specializesin the research of local ecological knowledge. He has spent the last five years investigating how the knowledge of fish harvesters may support marine management in both Ireland and the Turks and Caicos Islands. He was recently a lecturer at the School for Field Studies and is […]

Beyond Ivory

ConservationJanuary 21, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Andrew Wright is a British marine biologist that has been working on the science-policy boundary around the world for over a decade. His experiences have led him to champion a better communication of science to policy makers and the lay public. His research has included a population viability analysis for the vaquita, sperm whales […]

What Jaws Teaches Us About Scientists and the Future of Shark Bite Politics

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, sharksDecember 12, 2014 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Christopher Neff is a Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney. He completed the first PhD on the “Politics of Shark Attacks” and has been published in Marine Policy, Coastal Management and the Journal of Homosexuality.  Jaws is a great horror movie. Personally, it’s one of my […]

Here lies American science

BloggingNovember 28, 2014 • 1~2 min read

Andrew Wright is a British marine biologist that has been working on the science-policy boundary around the world for over a decade. His experiences have led him to champion a better communication of science to policy makers and the lay public. His research has included a population viability analysis for the vaquita, sperm whales bioacoustics […]

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