Steve's Herpetological Blog

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#SciFri: Working out canopy cover using ImageJ – How To

Hey everyone! A number of you have asked me how to use ImageJ to determine canopy cover following my previous #SciFri post. I didn’t make it explicitly clear and so now that is what I intend to do! Before you…

#SciFri: Using ImageJ to work out canopy cover

Sorry for the lack of a #SciFri blog post over the past month or so, I’ve been busy with fieldwork and a few other things! I was intending to post this a short while ago but I’ve had to tease…

#SciFri: Norwich Geology Walk

Not long ago, I was in Norwich for a week whilst attending a PhD related summer school at the University of East Anglia. Whilst I was there, I was given the opportunity to go for a guided walk of the…

#SciFri: A quick fieldwork update

As many of you will be aware, I am almost 2 months into my PhD fieldwork. So far it’s had it’s ups and downs which have been mainly in part due to the weather and the somewhat unpredictable nature of…

#SciFri: Skype a Scientist

A couple of weeks ago I Skyped a classroom in Qatar to present a quick presentation to a classroom of kindergarten children on my research as well as the importance of amphibians and reptiles. If you’d like to learn more…

#SciFri: Fieldwork has begun!

Hey everyone! If you’ve read my recent #StevesLibrary post then you will know that recently I have been SUPER BUSY! I will be busy over the next few months surveying barred grass snakes (Natrix helvetica) as part of the fieldwork…

#SciFri: Playing Snap with Snakes

Those of you that have been following me on social media will know that as part of my PhD, I’ve been busy working through some legacy data and creating a capture history for grass snakes (Natrix helvetica) at my study…

#SciFri: Visiting the Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a small natural history museum that is open to the public, in central London not far from Euston Station. The museum itself is part of University College London (UCL) and was established by Robert…

#SciFri: Conferences Galore!

At the moment this blog post goes live I will be on a train towards London as part of the first leg of my journey to Bangor for the annual Venom Day conference that takes place there. It will be…

#SciFri: From stoned sloths to farting fish…

Those of you that read this blog regularly or follow me on social media will know that I enjoy reading books. Most of the books I read are popular science but there are the occasional fiction stories thrown in there…