This blog is about science that happens in landscapes and in the sea. I’m likely to write about farmland and unfarmed land, about water, about species put there by humans and about other species. I might mention humans too! I like science involving large datasets and statistical analyses, infectious diseases and other interspecific interactions, and science with an economic impact.
I’m one of several writers for Animal Bytes. You can see my academic profile on ResearchGate.
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Thanks for being here!
Hello! I need to contact you about some very good news on the writing front. Would you drop me an email at email@example.com? Thanks!
I saw that you have a new publication on ResearchGate. Congratulations! Yes I’ll drop you a line from my work-related email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have nominated Science on the Land for the Kreativ Blog Award.
The rules are at
If you got this award before, then I think that you deserve another one 🙂
My goodness, how exciting ! Thank you 🙂
You are very welcome to it 🙂
Hi there, I have just nominated you for the “Reader Appreciation Award” 🙂
I just stumbled across your blog linking through from another and I’m really looking forward to delving into it and reading more. I’m a scientist by profession and an environmentalist by calling and I tend not to combine the two. But it’s good to read the thoughts of someone who does!
Hello! It’s great to e-meet you. I hope you’ll feel free to bring your wildlife expertise, or any other expertise 🙂
I’ll do my best 😉
You have some very interesting posts.
I too started with science topics but have realised that much that is considered “science” today is based on belief and dogma and has abandoned the scientific method. It has been impossible for me not to get drawn into the related politics, behaviour (and misbehaviour).
Thank you! Your blog’s interesting too.
Hi! I very much enjoy your posts, so I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Here’s the link to my post if you are interested in re-posting: http://cooktolove.com/2012/11/15/blog-awards-accolades-and-a-great-big-chocolatey-thank-you/
Thank you so much. Your timing is excellent as I’d been doubting myself after a run of days in which my ‘hits counter’ scored low.
Please don’t take it personally that I don’t know whether I’ll take up the Beautiful Blogger award. I’m not sure that it’s my style. But I do appreciate the compliment, very much.
No problem! I realize it’s not everyone’s “thing”–doing the award post and all. But, you do have exemplary content, in my opinion. Have a great day! 🙂
I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award, because of all what you have done so far.
See for the rules of that award
All my best wishes for you!
Thank you! I’m flattered. Not sure whether I’ll take up your offer, as I generally haven’t taken up the blog awards I’ve been offered, but never say never.
Awards are for helping bloggers, not for hurring them 🙂
hurring should be hurrying
Thanks for not hurrying me. What puts me off the ‘awards’ system is that I don’t want to festoon my science blog with other people’s artwork. If I like somebody’s blog, I comment on it and post links to it. That suits me better than giving an award.
I’ve also nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award, but you don’t have to take up the offer!
Oh thank you! I’ll probably take up the offer, but modify the rules a bit.
Thank you for contributing something useful – I look forward to learning from your posts.
Thanks! It’s mutual.
this is fabulous. Ill be reading.
Oh good. I’m pleased to e-meet you.
First, thanks for following my blog. My curiosity led me here, and I’ve signed up as well.
While my blog is food focused, my career was in science (environmental and occupational health). So I look forward to some good reading/discussions with you 🙂
I look forward to that too. Since I’ve been writing about duckweed today, did you ever cook it? I don’t know what it tastes like but I think it could be a pretty garnish on fish.
Thank you for following my blog. I love doing the blog, of course, but it’s wonderful when someone that I consider more knowledgeable than myself about science thinks my blog is worth reading. I enjoyed your comments on the blog awards and I commend your stand in not wanting to detract from your content.
Aw shucks! No need to compete say I.
I hope this question is not too invasive but I was wondering this for a long time. What does your name stand for?
Ha! I like wearing Argyle socks, especially for work.
Och haha.. When I read this I felt so stupid! Never knew they were called like that.. I somehow thought it was an ancient Greek philosophical thing I hadn’t heard about. O.o
I actually have a few Argyle socks. Love wearing them!! 🙂
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By the way, my blog is Science on the Land – not Silence! I’m laughing gently at the idea of my resembling Silence of the Lambs 🙂
Hi there, just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check it out here,
Thank you! I appreciate it but please don’t take offence that I’m declining the offer. A few months ago I decided that WP awards aren’t my style https://argylesock.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/blogs-that-i-recommend/
I look forward to reading your blog. The list I’ve just linked to evolved into a page ‘Blogs to watch’ which I link to from the front of my blog. Just now a few people’s blogs – including yours – are waiting to be added to that list, but there’s a delay due to RL work deadlines.
Sounds fascinating – will add to my favourites.
A long time coming I know, but I’ve finally added you to my favourite blogs section on http://naturestimeline.com
Thank you! My own ‘blogs to watch’ page needs updating too.
Do you have a twitter account where you post links to posts? This blog seems awesome, but i try not to clutter up my email account with blogs in addition to everything else. I prefer twitter…I click to actual posts, i swear!
I’m going to do that but haven’t yet got around to it.
Belated response… I’m on Twitter now @DrSamMason
Thank you for following my blog. You have put together a great site. Have linked to your site and intend to spend more time on your blog at the first opportunity.
It’s good to meet you.
Finally had some time to spend reading your blog. You’ve got a lot of great information and resources – particularly in the areas I’m interested in.
I’m glad you like it!
I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.
More about this nomination is at http://dreamerbiologist.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/
Thank you! But please don’t be offended. I’ve stopped complying with the rules of any blog awards.
Its OK. May I ask you why?
You’re welcome to ask. It’s simply the fact that, soon after I started blogging on WP, I got so many award nominations that they became a burden. They all seem to come with ‘rules’ that do nothing for me. Compliments and polite criticism are welcome, though.
Thanks for following my blog. I find it exciting that folks from so many different backgrounds and professions have the same basic concerns about the earth.
It’s good to e-meet you.
Though I am always very vague about science stuff being very arty farty myself this looks a very interesting blog and some really good stuff to keep me informed cool!