I was interviewed for an ABC article on sea snakes during Science Week!
Check it out here.
The SciComm of the thylacine genome paper broke down in several ways and ultimately led to the dispersal of inaccurate and misleading information. To help clear up the SciComm mess, I spoke to an author on the paper, evolutionary biologist Dr Kieren Mitchell, and Dr Lauren White, a wildlife geneticist and expert in population genetics of Tassie tigers.
Two weeks ago I moved from Adelaide, South Australia to Gainesville, Florida. It feels pretty weird to pack up my life in Adelaide only to suddenly reverse the gears and rebuild it all again in Gainesville. But one thing that has helped me: the deluge of animals that you can find in Florida.
Apparently a recent paper has discovered that dolphins talk to each other, but how accurate is the media coverage on the paper? As marine biologist Richard Connor says "It is complete bull, and you can quote me".
For truely captivating communication you need to use the elements of storytelling, things like the unexpected, emotion and humour, which are often actively avoided in science. Some thoughts from attending a workshop on 'Storytelling in Science'
My honours thesis, a document of 15,000 words, has been re-read, reshaped, re-analysed, reworked, rewritten, re-submitted and, finally, peer-reviewed and accepted as a scientific article of a scant 4300 words.
Receiving a Fulbright scholarship is an incredible opportunity at any stage of your career, but are they worth the stress, uncertainty and existential questioning you must go through to apply for it? Well, you do get to wear a pin, so that's pretty great.