Erin Eastwood (@eastofthewoods), an MSc student at Columbia University, talks to us about her research on Marine Protected Areas and small scale fisheries in Fiji.
You can follow along with Erin’s research and field work on her blog East of the Woods, as well as on the Columbia University Conservation Biology Summer Research Blog CU In The Field.
Al Jazeera America science correspondant Dr. Crystal Dilworth gave us the scoop on some of her work spreading science on the big screen. From playing Tajel in the PhD Movie, to interviewing scientists for AJ Tech Know on Al Jazeera America, and from inspiring TEDx talks to projectile vomiting in the name of science, Crystal tells all about her unusual path to becoming a high-profile science communicator.
You can follow Crystal on Twitter @PolycrystalhD, and be sure to check out her TEDx talk, her web series Fail Lab (probably don’t watch the final episode over lunch), and her feature on PBS’ The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.
Breaking Bio Blitz is something new we’re trying, where we speak with students who are just starting out on their path to becoming biologists about their upcoming research. Our first Breaking Bio Blitz guest is Cynthia Malone, a Master’s student at Columbia University who will be exploring conflicts between wildlife and oil palm plantations in Cameroon.
You can follow along with Cynthia’s work on Twitter (@cynth_malone).