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On 7 years of Ecology Blogging

I have been blogging here at Ecology is Not a Dirty Word for 7 years this month! Thank you to everyone who has read and shared my posts over the years! 1,088 more words


24th of October 2016 - Zarah Pattison, University of Stirling

Hi! I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stirling working on the effects of connectivity on the abundance and presence of E.coli in freshwater lochs/lakes across the UK. 217 more words


All the leaves are brown

So the falling, gold, red and brown leaves tell me that Autumn (fall, l’Automne) is here. The colours are amazing, but why do the leaves change from green to these colours? 543 more words

I'm afraid it's bad news. You're a scientist.

If you don’t want to know what someone thinks of you, don’t ask.

Back in my old school for Biology Week, one of my teachers and I decided it would be interesting to see what pupils thought of science- the people that study it, life in a lab, the careers involved. 1,150 more words

Science Communication

California and The New Holy Grail of Climate Change...

Earth is a dynamic place and sometimes, it’s a lot like Camelot…

(Can you see where this is going?)

The most significant of terrestrial modulations is a term known as climate change. 979 more words

How to Design and Teach Your First Course As a Graduate Student

By Andrew J. Felton and Xoco Shinbrot

Andrew Felton is a PhD candidate in the department of Biology studying studying the mechanisms of ecosystem sensitivity to climate extremes. 2,075 more words


Robson & Viscardi - Dead or alive?

On Wednesday 2nd November we will have a talk by the founders of PubSci, James Robson and Paolo Viscardi. Both work with animals, but James curates live collections, while Paolo curates dead ones: so which collections are the most interesting – dead or alive? 203 more words