Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?
Conference Rundowns / Marine Preservation / Science and Communication

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?

I recently returned from the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress (in Scotland, which was pretty awesome) where I heard some great marine conservation presentations and met many interesting marine scientists/conservationists. Above all, I was inspired by the themes that were repeated throughout the week, calling on us as scientists to make marine science matter.   … Continue reading

Science Communication Errwhere! The Top 5 Things I Learned at ComSciCon 2014
Conference Rundowns / Policy / Science / Science and Communication / Top 5

Science Communication Errwhere! The Top 5 Things I Learned at ComSciCon 2014

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend ComSciCon 2014 in Boston. ComSciCon stands for the “Communicating Science Conference” and is basically a workshop run by graduate students, for graduate students, so we can get together, share ideas, and ultimately become better science communicators. The workshop was a whirlwind of panel discussions, writing sessions, 1 … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at The Benthic Ecology Meeting 2014
Conference Rundowns / Science / Science and Communication / Travel

Top 5 Things I Learned at The Benthic Ecology Meeting 2014

This past weekend I traveled to the 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. This years event was hosted by the University of North Florida. If you haven’t heard of them before, check them out. They have a nice new biological sciences building and they are doing some cool research! This was my first … Continue reading