Seeing Tropical Ecology Through Arts Practice

An experiment in STEAM at the tertiary level in the wild

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Seeing Tropical Ecology Through Arts Practice

An experiment in STEAM at the tertiary level in the wild

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A Sea View

In biology, there has been a prevailing paradigm of marine connectivity: the ocean connects all (particularly if you have a planktonic stage). The paradigm of high marine connectivity led to misunderstandings in population biology and marine ecology, which in turn

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A Sea View

In biology, there has been a prevailing paradigm of marine connectivity: the ocean connects all (particularly if you have a planktonic stage). The paradigm of high marine connectivity led to misunderstandings in population biology and marine ecology, which in turn

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Thinking across Dichotomy

An odd conundrum…    the fact that I love diversity. In every sensory aspect: historically, culturally, environmentally etc. Scientifically it is also what I find most relevant to understanding biology (rather than searching for common laws, I always studied the

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Thinking across Dichotomy

An odd conundrum…    the fact that I love diversity. In every sensory aspect: historically, culturally, environmentally etc. Scientifically it is also what I find most relevant to understanding biology (rather than searching for common laws, I always studied the

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Combining Social Arts Practice and Conservation Management

  The Sandpit Collective is a collection of community art projects designed to facilitate community engagement with environmental science issues both local and global.  Its goals include creative workshop design and implementation, research on social arts practice, and building a

Combining Social Arts Practice and Conservation Management

  The Sandpit Collective is a collection of community art projects designed to facilitate community engagement with environmental science issues both local and global.  Its goals include creative workshop design and implementation, research on social arts practice, and building a

Science & Art

See any number of projects under Current projects and Scission (a blog site for deliberating over the science-art ‘boundary’). Three of my most recent publications  on integrating art and science include: Rock, J . and L. Taylor. 2019. Social Arts Practice and Conservation Management:

Science & Art

See any number of projects under Current projects and Scission (a blog site for deliberating over the science-art ‘boundary’). Three of my most recent publications  on integrating art and science include: Rock, J . and L. Taylor. 2019. Social Arts Practice and Conservation Management:

2º different: ARTiculation of change

We are ‘far too mammalian’ to really understand the effect of a 2˚ increase in environmental temperature. We don’t innately ‘get it’, and thus are incapable of empathy with the vast majority of organisms on this planet that are ectotherms

2º different: ARTiculation of change

We are ‘far too mammalian’ to really understand the effect of a 2˚ increase in environmental temperature. We don’t innately ‘get it’, and thus are incapable of empathy with the vast majority of organisms on this planet that are ectotherms

Aesthetics of Space

Putting Yourself in Space A pilot study investigating the effect of viewing sci-art imagery of space; with Jeff & Lisa Smith (College of Education, Univ Otago) See separate page

Aesthetics of Space

Putting Yourself in Space A pilot study investigating the effect of viewing sci-art imagery of space; with Jeff & Lisa Smith (College of Education, Univ Otago) See separate page

Climate Change & Ocean Health

“Climate change is a reality. Caused by us all, it is a cultural, social and economic problem and must move beyond scientific debate… artists can engage the public in this issue, through creative insight and vision. ” D. Buckland 2007 Environmental

Climate Change & Ocean Health

“Climate change is a reality. Caused by us all, it is a cultural, social and economic problem and must move beyond scientific debate… artists can engage the public in this issue, through creative insight and vision. ” D. Buckland 2007 Environmental