Friday Findings – Vol. 1

I promised myself that Fridays would be for a short recap of whatever it is we achieved this week in our tiny nook of ecology. This week was a very short week – Ascension Day being a bank holiday and also having taken today off. Nonetheless it was a pretty exciting week. Here’s some ofContinue reading “Friday Findings – Vol. 1”

Not the angry type

I used to think I was not the angry type. I also used to think that anger was all bad. I only recently found out that I was wrong about the first. Oh, and I was wrong about the second, too. Back in the day, I never got angry at people much. However, two majorContinue reading “Not the angry type”

A little list

In the context of ‘Monday Meltdown’, part of my new weekly writing schedule, I will discuss the stuff that bothers me. So buckle up, it’s time for a rant. You know what bothers me? Fuck, today’s gonna be a little list of shit that bothered me. 1) Sleep deprivation. I can’t tell you exactly whyContinue reading “A little list”

Learning how to juggle

I wasn’t ready. Not even close. When I applied for my current job as a research associate in ecology about three years ago now, I just sent letters to the four or five European positions that were available at the time, and were a good fit for my cv. Surprisingly to me at the time,Continue reading “Learning how to juggle”

Plant talk

I just finished a 3.5 hour drive this evening, to the university town of Jena, where we are currently running a tansy chemodiversity field experiment alongside the bigger, older, boringly named, yet much better-known ‘Jena Experiment’. Briefly I considered spending the night in Lederhose, just so I could tell people I slept in Lederhose. AsContinue reading “Plant talk”