Check out my latest adventure in the wildlife research world: helping the Calgary Zoo with a study on Vancouver Island Marmots! If you need motivation to click that link, just look at them:
All posts tagged: nature
What the weta? This Power Ranger cricket can take on three different forms.
When most animals grow up, they pretty much look the same. Like, can you tell the difference between these two squirrels? I mean, besides the fact that the one on the right might have a mild obesity problem, I couldn’t tell you who was who, […]
Gradual Abstraction of a Giraffe
A recent sketch-to-digital-art project I’ve been noodling away on during my weekends. Very satisfying to see the final product!
Faces of Fieldwork Feature
Today I had the delectable delight of being featured on a blog called Faces of Fieldwork! This science communication initiative is all about “putting human faces on academic fieldwork,” which is unsurprisingly totally my bag. They publish short anecdotes about fieldwork submitted by biologists alongside […]
Photography From New Zealand
A sampling of my photos from my latest research trip to NZ, more of which can be found on my flickr page and here!
Becoming a Real Scientist & Returning to Canadiana
Hail and well met, blog readers! It’s been a while. One whole month to be precise. Which I spent working in the field collecting data for my Master’s research on weta, those crazy giant nocturnal crickets I like to think about! I unfortunately was not […]
The Secret Worlds of The Best Animals You’ve Never Heard Of
For this post I went back in time to the years of my Bachelors in Animal Biology, took a lil’ stroll in the old mind palace if you will, to when I learned about so many cool animals I never even knew existed. Here I […]
Sunburnt, Barefoot, and Cradling a Six-pack
Only in New Zealand do I ever end up fitting the description in this title. Yes, this is how we found ourselves at the end of my latest travel excursion: a stumbling tomato-red UV-destroyed lump just hoping to clutch together the disintegrating cardboard holding a 6 pack […]
The Art of Science
There’s a little-known niche in the already niche-y world of scientific publishing: scientific illustrations. These are drawings that researchers request from artists to demonstrate something that they want to explain in a publication: for example, if you study the anatomy of a poorly-described insect species, it’s […]