Nearly all of us in science will go through a postdoc and are generally unprepared for how to interview for it.
Does BECCS really cut it when you’re aiming to limit climate change to 2 degrees?
There is a growing need to address climate forced changes to land cover, as well as looking at land use change.
A quick guide to webtools and software which makes research easier.
What is ‘story’ in academia and how can we create a great story?
I love to learn new things – my continued professional development is full of courses for that reason. But sometimes realisations come a little to late, are frustrating to learn or really mess up a bit of research. Here I’m going to share a few of the things that I have found out that I …
As has been commented on many times, the publishing process for academic papers takes a long time. The consequence of this is that even when a paper has only just become available – only just been published – it is already frequently out of date. This is particularly problematic for review papers, which struggle to keep pace with research articles.
Geoengineering is the “large-scale engineering of our environment in order to combat or counteract the effects of [human made] changes in atmospheric chemistry” (Lenton, 2009). Nothing to do with rocks. Note, this is not mad scientists trying to control the climate for fun. Geoengineering is involved with trying to prevent the worst effects of the climate change problem we’ve created.
With a total about-turn of topic, I’d like to share with you some thoughts about home composting. Now hang with me, because really, it’s more interesting and complicated than you might initially think. There are three main legislative drivers for home composting in the UK. The first is, indirectly, the Kyoto protocol. Targets for reducing …
So how much difference does it really make whether you put something in the Greenhouse, or outside, or even in the Shed? And surely one end of the allotment is as good as another? Well, as it turns out, a fair amount, and no. When we set up this experiment, I was prepared to see …