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


July 24, 2017 – Research I contributed to with collaborators at the Smithsonian has just been published here in Marine Ecology Progress Series. What can bioacoustics tell us about marine biodiversity?

July 21, 2017 – This week I’m off to Friday Harbor Labs to map seagrass with drones. Then I’ll be headed to the Hakai Institute for the first MarineGEO bioblitz of British Columbia’s Central Coast. Search #MarineGEOBC to follow along!

June 25, 2017 – Check out my new Media page highlighting print and multimedia projects I have contributed to.

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.

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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 August 2017 are:

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines by Ceballo et al.
Using various metrics, this paper suggests that vertebrate population sizes and range shifts are indicative of a larger problem.

The Turing Machines of Babel by Eric Schwitzgebel
A great take on an old thought experiment. In a world where every possibility exists, what does it take to find the meaning of truth? You’ll never look at a rabbit the same way again.

See previous papers and stories of the month