Mark and I are field researchers. This means that we spend a lot of time working in the water and that the only suits we own are wet. We wear flip-flops to work and often leave them by the door. Spending the better part of the day in the water necessitates a certain lifestyle that…… Continue reading SCUBA Grunge
Do they have all the answers? What do they do all day? And when will they learn from all this zombie-virus outbreak stuff? Actually, scientists are just as clueless as any other person, the main difference is that scientists are paid to try and find some clues. In short, they question. If we knew all…… Continue reading What is a scientist?
Since I graduated from college, I have had a few students ask me what college was like, and specifically what my college, the University of Richmond (UR) in Richmond, Virginia was like. So, I thought I would share my response with the blog. Dear student, I am glad to see that you are thinking of…… Continue reading To the college student
My professor, Malcolm Hill, once remarked that mosquito are here to pay back the blood debt we owe to nature. Though I fervently agree, I also think they are more than nature’s tax collectors. They remind me that no matter how hard we try, we are part of nature, interwoven into an unimaginably complex, dynamic…… Continue reading Mosquitos