Welcome to the inaugural post on the Wondering in Waders blog. This is just a quick introduction – the substance and whimsy will follow in subsequent posts. I have been hesitant to set up a blog for a while now, mainly to avoid what might be perceived as self-aggrandizement. Sure, I think I have interesting thoughts and musing, but far be it from me to foist those upon others. But over the past year or so, it’s become clear that some of the most interesting, timely and important information I encounter is from what others have written about on their blogs and, I freely admit, articles friends post on Facebook. It’s a new age and I may as well embrace it!
The title of the blog is whimsical but accurate. I do some of my most productive and critical thinking while in the field – often in waders. There’s not much to divert you from your thoughts other than the study system at hand.
There are a lot of examples out there of blogs that do a fantastic job in similar niches, ranging from academically interesting to downright inspiring (e.g. http://denimandtweed.jbyoder.org/; http://smallpondscience.com; http://evol-eco.blogspot.com; http://nothinginbiology.org/; http://dynamicecology.wordpress.com).
I don’t have lofty goals for the Wondering in Waders blog, but I do want it to serve as: [Read more…]