Hi I’m Emily and I’ll (hopefully) be finishing my PhD in July this year! I’m researching the impact of urbanisation on native plants and their insect pollinators. Because I’m mostly writing now, I like to work from home or visit local cafes. Over the last 3 years though, I’ve spent time in the field, glasshouses, labs, my office at Murdoch […]
If you are newer to my blog/Instagram you might not have much of an idea of what my PhD is actually about, and even if you have been around for a while I have never really explained it in detail. So I thought 2 years and 8 months into my PhD was the perrrrfect time to give you all […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.
Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds. I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]
What is better than getting comfy on the couch, binging on delicious snacks, and watching some enlightening docos? Not much in my opinion! So if you’re looking for some new documentaries to watch, these are my current suggestions: Shark Water- Shark water uncovers the truth about shark conservation, and highlights so many of the illegal things happening to worldwide shark […]
Happy International Day of Happiness! We understand that it’s only Tuesday ( & it feels like 45 days until the weekend), but hopefully a quick read over these good news stories will put a cheeky little smile on your dial. Orphaned Baby Elephant ‘Moyo’ overcomes his fear of water At just a few days old, baby elephant Moyo was found […]
Indoor plants aren’t just visually pleasing (& great for Instagram pictures) – there’s a few psychological benefits hidden among their leaves too: Stress reduction Are you a fan of red-flowering geraniums? If you would describe yourself as a ‘stressed woman’, then your answer most certainly should be yes. A 2002 study(1) revealed that red-flowering geraniums may promote faster and more […]
Want some World Wildlife Day 2018 inspiration- check out the YouTube video. Big Cats or the panthera genus comprises species of lion, tiger, jaguar, and leopard, categorised by their capacity to roar (excluding the snow leopard, which was added to the group in 2008). The Big Cat species (and other related classes including the panther, cheetah, and puma) face multiple […]