Happy New Year!!!
I hope you have had a restful winter break with whatever you got up to. I thought as it’s a start of brand new year I would reintroduce this space and myself. Hi! My name is Laura and I am ThatBiologist! I’ve just passed my third year of writing this blog where new posts come out every Wednesday and Sunday. ThatBiologist covers all sorts of different kinds of biological topics with a lean towards environmental biology and conservation (as that’s what my degrees are in (you can find out more about me in the About Laura section)). I also take lots of pictures of the outside world which you can find under the gallery tab. I hope you’ll enjoy and stick with me for a while!
2018 Plans for ThatBiologist
I have some really exciting things planned for this year! My main goals this year is to be consistent with my blogging, I’m going to aim to provide new and interesting scientific posts that I really believe in every Wednesday and every Sunday for an entire year! I also really want to be consistent on all my social media platforms so that ThatBiologist will really be everywhere!
But first and foremost you might have noticed that this fantastic space has had a bit of a redesign. In my past three years of blog writing I have done very little to update the look of the website so it was long time I gave it a new look. I also have this brand new beautiful logo. I hope you enjoy the new look and let me know what you think!
Now in terms of content, these are the old series that will still be staying from last year:
The Little Things – I started this late last year and is a guide to small changes you can make in your life to make the world a little bit of a healthier and happier place.
Top 10s of Biology – Because who doesn’t love a listicle!
Conservation Conversations – Which took a little bit of a back seat towards the end of last year but another round of interviews will be available in the not too distant future.
The Poisons Collection! – This finished way back in 2015 but I’m bringing it back for series 2!
There will also be lots of new series coming your way including a new monthly series but I think I’m going to save that for the end of this month!
Thank you to everyone who reads my blogs it means the world to me and if you have any suggestions for things you’d like to see then let me know!
So I want to introduce to you all a brand new series! I’m so unbelievable excited about this! I’m lucky enough to have a set of fantastic links on twitter. It’s a great spot to meet new people in the conservation industry. Through that I’ve made connections with people doing wonderful things with the world. I also happen to adore the tv show Inside The Actors Studio. If you’re not familiar its where a particular actor is asked questions about their life and how they got into acting. So I thought wouldn’t it be great to push the spotlight on to some of the incredible people working in conservation. Now I present to you Conservation Conversations.
Basically I’ll be asking the same 15 questions to some incredibly talented people in the conservation community. If you happen to know anyone who would be perfect for an interview then please let me know, either in the comments below or on twitter! The first episode will be up tomorrow with the very talented Nina Seale.
Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful christmas break! Today I want to talk to you about all my exciting goals for this year.
This year I will *fingers crossed* be finishing my masters degree, obviously I’ll be writing all about it over on the BAM series. I want to make a real effort of documenting particularly the process of my dissertation. Dissertation are hard work that require pretty much all that you’ve got so I want to write all about that work and the results I get.
Other series like my mini wikis and fairyology will still be here! I want to create a really great collection for both of these series. However the Monthly Scientist has now finished and is being replaced by the Monthly Species. With this series I want to try and find some really weird and wonderful species to tell you about! There will be some brand new series coming out. My main goal for this year is to introduce you to some of the wonderful work in conservation because there is so much going on to make this world better!
The other goal I have for this year is to make a few more videos. They won’t be as regular as my blogs but it would be great to express my love for Biology in a different format. If you have any suggestions for things youd like to see or hear from me the best way is to drop me a tweet @thatbiologist!
Here’s to a great year of documenting biology!
Welcome to my new series Becoming A Master! This series (which I’ll shorten to BAM) is all about my journey through my masters degree. I want to share what its like week to week studying a masters degree in Conservation and I want to share all the new science I’m learning with you guys. I have no idea how this series will work out and thats so exciting, most of my blogs I write a couple weeks in advance but this series will be as live as I can. These will be coming to you every Sunday!
Y’know what I just said about these coming on a Sunday… well I know this post is coming out on Sunday but I’m currently writing this on the Thursday. It’s all I’m going to be able to cover for the moment as tomorrow I’m off to Norfolk on my first field course! I’m so excited to be back out in the field and you guys can all read about it next week. Anyway back on to what I’ve been up to.
Well as in the start of most courses this week has mostly been about admin. A lot of safety and generally trying to negotiate my way around my new building. UCL itself is a far bigger university than my university for my undergrad. Luckily I’m spending most of my time in the geography department.
It’s also been a lot of meeting new people which has been great so many different scientists with all sorts of different backgrounds and things to share and discuss.
I wish I could tell you some more scientific stuff in this blog entry but I really don’t think you’re going to want to hear a chat about plagiarism, although important it’s not the most interesting stuff.
So I will leave this entry here and I can’t wait to tell you all about my first field course!
Til next time!
Edit: I know this is a late blog mostly because my signal in Norfolk is awful but here is my view currently.