Whose blog is this?

I’m Phil Martin, currently a post-doctoral researcher at Bournemouth University, where I work with Adrian Newton’s group  on a project looking at rapid, regime-shift like changes in forest ecosystems. However, day-to-day I’m actually based in Cambridge, as a visitor to David Coomes’ research group.  Previously I did my BSc at Manchester Metropolitan University, MSc at the University of East Anglia and my PhD shared between the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Bournemouth University.

I’m broadly interested ecosystem and community ecology, with a focus on forests. For a rundown of my publications see my google scholar profile and for details of my current work please see here. If you want to contact me directly you can email me here. Oh and you can follow me on twitter here.

I’m the sole owner/operator of this blog, but I occasionally publish invited guest posts.

What is this blog for?

This blog originally developed as a brain-dump for stuff that I think about that isn’t directly related to what I do on a day-to-day basis. The more I’ve kept on with it the more I’ve seen the value of sharing embryonic ideas with people outside of my immediate research group, helping me refine my thinking or pointing out gaps in my knowledge.

My aim is really to communicate with other researchers, from undergrads to professors, and incite interesting discussions.

Can I write a guest post for you?

No. If I’m interested in you writing a post, I’ll contact you.

Can I advertise my new thing that would be relevant to your readers with a post?

Again, no.

One thought on “About

  1. Hi Phil, I feel like I’ve discovered a goldmine here. I’ve learnt more by reading a few posts on your blog than an entire semester worth of “Fundamentals of Ecology”. You are doing a great job 🙂

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