Howdy, thanks for dropping by. Here you will find pretty pictures of nature, ecological musings, and meditations on reading and writing speculative fiction.


June 21, 2017 – A great video put together by Smithsonian Global has just been released featuring the work of MarineGEO at the Carrie Bow Cay Station in Belize. Find it here!

May 19, 2017 – This week I’m off to Hawai’i for the MarineGEO Ola I ke kai (Life Emanates from the Sea) Biodiversity survey! Over 90 participants will join from around the world. You can follow along on my blog, or by searching #MarineGEOHI on social media.

May 3, 2017 – I’m running for a position on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). Find out more here.

April 1, 2017 – Just made it back from Tasmania. Check out my post about the trip here.

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Every month I’ll post an exciting open-source paper related to marine ecology. I’ll also post a work of speculative fiction to keep the creative juices flowing….

And the paper and story for June 2017 are:

Impact of climate change on direct and indirect species interactions by Lord et al.

The impact of climate change on indirect effects among species may be more powerful than direct effects.

The Hanging Game by Helen Marshall

A deadly rite of passage has unexpected consequences for those who perform it.

See previous papers and stories of the month