London Science Blogging Questions 4


Buckingham Palace Gate with coat of arms, London, May 2005.
Image: Dickbauch (Wikipedia).

I am a panelist at a one day conference being held in London, England. This conference focuses on the value of blogs to the public, to science and to scientists, and is being held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on 30 August 2008. My fellow panelists are Jennifer Rohn, editor at LabLit.com and Anna Kushnir, who works for Nature Network Boston and writes the blog, Lab Life. The panel moderator is my friend and ScienceBlogs colleague who lives in London, Mo.
I need your help as I work on my contribution to this meeting, so I am asking you a series of questions I’d like you to respond to. The next questions in this series are; Have you experienced resistance to science blogging within the scientific community? Why? What are scientists’ perceptions of science blogging?

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About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to London Science Blogging Questions 4

  1. Anna says:

    You are so going to show me up.
    I am not entirely sure how to go about getting ready for this!