IWFF’17 Student Filmmaker Labs

IWFF LABS is an immersive, cross-disciplinary science filmmaking workshop that brings scientists & media creators together to learn effective tools to communicate science, nature, and conservation with broad audiences. IWFF LABS is a new element of the festival in it's 40th year. Over 100 applicants applied and 16 were chosen. Students work with a local … Continue reading IWFF’17 Student Filmmaker Labs

Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals

(Published in The Telomere Times) With it’s eye-catching title, Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals by Australian blogger Becky Crew caught my attention during my trip to Australia last year. A life-long bookworm, I found myself browsing through the shelves of the Parramatta Library within moments of landing on the island continent. Perched … Continue reading Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals

Enter the Naked Statistician

(Published in The Telomere Times) “Do not kill people with your research.” So opens Charles Wheelan’s Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data. Channeling the 10 Commandments through hyperbole-filled lines, Naked Statistics fills a critical knowledge gap in the scientific population through the much-needed translation of common statistics into layman terms. As up to … Continue reading Enter the Naked Statistician

CSEP16 Video Contest: My 6 Months Down Under

(Winner of Concordia 2016 Study Abroad Video Contest) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SMDes3FpX8 Growing up in North America, Australia always seemed like this exotic land living deep within the pages of a 19th century fairy tale. The idea of a crimson-hued desert landscape where large bounding mammals routinely hold boxing matches in the streets and grey lumps of fur … Continue reading CSEP16 Video Contest: My 6 Months Down Under

Flying the Coop: Relocating Sydney’s Flying Foxes – Conservation Café with Dr. John Martin

(Published on Sydney - Society for Conservation Biology) On November 7, 2015, the Sydney chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology graciously hosted Dr. John Martin, wildlife officer at the heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and Centennial Parklands. Reflecting his deep-rooted passion for working in the field, Dr. Martin guided the captivated audience … Continue reading Flying the Coop: Relocating Sydney’s Flying Foxes – Conservation Café with Dr. John Martin

On Waterbirds, Waterways and the World – Conservation Café with Dr. Richard Kingsford

(Published on Sydney - Society for Conservation Biology) On the morning of September 5th, 2015, the Sydney chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology was delighted to host Dr. Richard Kingsford, President of the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania, Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science, and senior lecturer at the University of New South … Continue reading On Waterbirds, Waterways and the World – Conservation Café with Dr. Richard Kingsford

Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems – Conservation Café with Dr. Emma Johnston

(Published on Sydney - Society for Conservation Biology) On August 1, 2015, the Sydney chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology welcomed Dr. Emma Johnston as guest speaker at their monthly Conservation Café series. As Director of the Sydney Harbour Research Program at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and as an Australian Research Fellow … Continue reading Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems – Conservation Café with Dr. Emma Johnston