Whose blog is this?

I’m Phil Martin, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where I work with Bill Sutherland’s group as part of the Conservation Evidence project. This project aims to identify what conservation interventions work, as well as those that don’t.  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, as well as a postdoc at Bournemouth University.

I’m broadly interested ecosystem and community ecology, with a focus on forests. I’m also particularly interested in ecosystem restoration. For a rundown of my publications see my google scholar profile. 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. Unless I know you in real life I’m unlikely to publish your idea for a post.

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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