My Research

I work on the Odysseus project. Young Hercules was apparently either taken or too gaudy. I investigate the effects of climate change and invasive species on native European fish communities. Together with institutes in Spain, France and Sweden, the project’s end goal is to create decision making support tools for local organizations concerned with freshwater ecosystems management. To find out more, check out the video below.

About Me


I am an Australian researcher at the Natural History Museum of the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, just trying to survive in Norway, one winter at a time. I teach R, freshwater ecology and biogeography.

I started these blogs because I believe that one of modern science’s fundamental problems is that we can’t quite figure out how to communicate with the general public. Navigating science in media feels like a jump straight from scientific papers to Buzzfeed. There’s a gap that needs to be filled.

If you agree, and would like to help out, whether by contributing to any of these blogs with an article of your own or simply by sharing this page around, I welcome any help.

Contact me if you want to:

  • Learn how to use R
  • Learn how to model communities
  • Listen to a 15-minute rant on why kangaroos are bad
  • Learn a bit about biogeography

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