Category Archives: Scientific communication

A set scene in the past: topics of spring; health and environmental toxicity; rural life; poverty

This post combines a set scene of daily life from a rural town (Chassell, Michigan, during the economic recession of the early 2000’s) to underlying topics in health and environmental toxicity. Spring and natural beauty can be contrasted to poverty, in terms of social impacts, and environmental toxicity from legacies of past mining booms. Sufjan…

Celebrating spring: Silent starts and geological finds Objectives: infusing geological and natural history themes into a narrative of experiences living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (US), rock collecting along the shores of Lake Superior during the very start of spring. Spring’s onset on Lake Superior shores begins not with photosynthesis or trophic food web…

How should we measure fungal diversity? (a quick review of Frøslev et al. 2019)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.02.038 That methodologies are complementary – and not competitive – in science is important to keep in mind, but often viewed more in terms of one “being the best”. However, the scientific method depends upon the assurance of results across methodologies and…