Science Writing: Behind the Scenes

Last week I published an article in Nature. Ha, I’ll bet you thought I meant a scientific article in the prestigious journal, Nature. Nope. I published a Careers Q&A with Dr. Aerin Jacob, a conservation scientist with the Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative (Y2Y), based in Canmore. It came out in Nature Careers last Tuesday, and…

How’s Your Inner Life These Days?

Today instead of a Wednesday links post I’ve decided to write a regular post with a few links thrown in. —- Over the past few weeks I’ve been moving my office from our large spare room to our small one, in preparation for my mother-in-law moving into our home in September. Initially I liked having…

Sea level rise in Canada

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post for Science Borealis with my co-editor in the Earth & Environmental Science subject category, Sri Ray-Chauduri. A few new papers had come out looking at both past and potential future sea level rise, and we were interested in figuring out what that meant for Canada’s coastal regions.…

The Cowichan Garry Oak preserve

I’ve been wanting to visit the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve since we moved here, but as an endangered ecosystem it’s not open to the general public. We’d wandered the (short) boardwalk that protrudes a few hundred meters into the preserve from Maple Bay Road, but it wasn’t the same as…