So if you’ve come this far you must be wondering exactly who I am, what I do and why I’m doing this whole thing. Hopefully the following ramble about my life as an overenthusiastic, not quite yet eccentric, marine biologist will aid your understanding.
My current research status is as a PhD student at the University of Hull, UK. The topic I specialise in is Chemical Ecology, particularly how chemicals influence the behaviour of crustaceans.
I have wanted to be a marine biologist for as long as I remember, though it’s safe to say that research into lobsters chemosensory systems is not exactly what I’d of picked out as a career back in high school. When watching documentaries growing up I was always puzzled by the guys that were Professors of sea snail hydrodynamics or something equally bizzare, yet now I realise how this can happen. These career niches are a product of what makes marine science so endearing; the diversity and complexity of marine life leads to an equally diverse and complex bank of questions that can each inspire a lifetime’s research. For me, I was captivated by the idea of an underwater chemical language. My mind is not yet satisfied with what we know or how we apply our knowledge, so I’m staying in this obscure corner of science for a while.
However, this doesn’t stop me from venturing out of my little corner to appreciate the awe inspired works of my peers. Afterall, it was the aforementioned broad nature of the oceans wonder that captured my attention in the first place. The ‘AquaEvans' blog serves to summarise the best of all things aquatic in a less cryptic and more understandable language. For more details about the aforementioned projects or any other side projects then please do check out My Projects.
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