I’m planning to write more articles for the Science Learning Hub focusing on insect biology, and in particular, New Zealand’s native wasps!
Curious about the wee wavy bits on insect heads?
Check out INSECT ANTENNAE – our first article in a series being written for us by the excellent @TomSaundersNZhttps://t.co/kIX156OOh9#STEMeducation #Adaptation #Insects #Entomology @mothNetNZ @MBNZTorg @mc_stanley1 pic.twitter.com/L6cM3QM8VT
— Science Learning Hub (@NZScienceLearn) April 30, 2019
In other news, a couple of my blog posts have been syndicated by the media:
First up, I wrote a post about the recent ‘insect apocalypse’ stories in the news which was published on SciBlogs. These stories drew on three papers published over the last few years which claimed to show widespread declines in insect life. In my view, there were some pretty big flaws in the studies themselves, which led to embellished headlines and alarmist stories in the media.
Check it out here: Sciblogs | Dissecting the Insect Apocalypse
Second, I trimmed down my massive post on the importance of taxonomy so it could be published on Newsroom. I argue the misunderstanding and neglect of taxonomy doesn’t bode well for New Zealand.
Check it out here: Newsroom | Taxonomy – the neglected science of discovery
That’s it for now, thanks for reading.