When a feud between friends about the quality of wine boils over, the best way forward is to run a scientific experiment.

Best of #ESA2020

Today marks the end of this years conference with the Ecological Society of Australia. Having attended talks ranging from Indigenous land management to Functional Ecology, this is my unashamedly biased list of best talks from the conference (feat. guest appearances in pictures by other speakers I enjoyed). Vanessa Cavanagh, UOW @nessscavvv Vanessa is a Bundjalung... Continue Reading →


Carnivorous plants are the psycho killers of the plant world... kaskasé. They consume at least part of their nutrients by trapping and digesting insects or small animals using elaborate traps, tricks and sticky business. This year I spent precious time traipsing through lush forests that make Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, so iconic. In Bako National Park–a... Continue Reading →

Love letter to Earth

Dear Earth, I grew up in a place we humans call Woy Woy Bay. It means ‘deep water’ in the language of the Darkinjung people, the traditional custodians of that land. Here, the scrubby Eucalyptus-Acacia woodlands of Brisbane Water National Park tumble across sandstone ridge and down; down to meet the serpentine backwaters of the... Continue Reading →

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