High Seas or ABNJ, and BBNJ

I sometimes wonder why we invent acronyms. Take ABNJ (areas beyond national jurisdiction) and BBNJ (biodiversity in ABNJ) for example. These terms are increasingly used by marine scientists instead of “High Seas”. Yet the term High Seas has longer use and...

Bob May: an amazing bio-diverse scientist

Bob May (1938-2020) provided mathematical support for the theory that species diversity is essential for maintaining the healthy ecosystems that provide humanity food, health, pleasure, and knowledge.  He died on 28 April 2020. (Guardian Obituary) (Sydney Morning...

Free data for research projects

With recent limitations on access to laboratories and fieldwork due to covid19, there is renewed interest in doing research that can be done anywhere with an internet link and/or computer access. There is a rapidly increasing amount of scientific data freely available...
Tips on CV presentation

Tips on CV presentation

When it comes to applying for a position, we cannot do much to change our qualifications and other facts but we can adjust its content to communicate what is most relevant for the position and take care of its layout. Principles Who is the CV for? Tailor it for...