August 27, 2014

Are you a botanist?

Read this article in the Huffington Post, and join the movement to reclaim the name!

1) Simply take a picture of yourself ("selfie") holding up a piece of paper where you make your declaration:

2) Post your photo on your Facebook page, your Twitter and/or Instagram account. Tag it with #iamabotanist #reclaimthename and challenge 2-3 colleagues to do the same.

See the tweets below...

July 21, 2013

360 Snapshots on the Maine Coast

With the help of a new app on my iPad, I've been able to take 360 panoramas of my work on the coast of Maine this summer. They can be viewed in 3D (like Google street view) on my iPad, but couldn't get it to work here...


Here is our ride to Compass Island with Glen Mittelhauser:

Here are some other islands:

June 17, 2013

Insular Grokking

Inspiring start to a summer on Maine islands.

I have a fantastic field assistant who will help me sample the vegetation and soils on 15 islands this summer. We spent a good two days practicing the methods and learning our plants this weekend. Now I have a week to work out the kinks and be ready for the start of some intensive ecological sampling of Maine islands.

My assistant and aspiring ecologist Wade Lyman

May 1, 2013

Perspectives on Children's Education in Florida

Just finished a film on children's environmental education in the Florida Keys. It was made for Key Connections Magazine (I'll post a link soon) at Newhouse School of Public Communication, Syracuse University.

It includes perspectives from several organizations, as well as some of the wildlife and nature footage I was able to capture in the Florida Keys and Everglades. Enjoy!

Here is a link to watch it on Vimeo: