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Hedwig Pöllöläinen
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In this engaging and thought-provoking narrative, Eric Dinerstein shares his journeys to exotic and remote places, as he explores and explains the many nuanced reasons why some species rare and why rare species are important.
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A newly-published genetic analysis of hair samples suspected as being from a cryptic primate known by various names such as "bigfoot" or "yeti", has revealed they actually originated from dogs, horses, bears or other well known mammals.
A newly-published genetic analysis of hair samples suspected as being from a cryptic primate known by various names such as "bigfoot" or "yeti", has revealed they actually originated from dogs, horses, bears or other well known mammals.
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Correction...DNA analysis reveals those particular bigfeet are a big fake :-)
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g+ has mostly died (and good riddance to it), but i'll see if maybe i can give you a signal boost by re-sharing this with my circle-pals.
 
My latest re-analysis of that PNAS hurricanes paper.

(why am I bothering? Doers anyone use G+ and more?)

*waves at the crickets'
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Well, get out and stay out then? 

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What good is a weekend without a good book to read? Take a look at these books -- hot off the presses -- that you may enjoy!
What good is a weekend without a good book to read? Take a look at these books -- hot off the presses -- that you may enjoy!
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A beautiful and quietly inspirational video of wild birds in Finland as they go about the business of living their lives.
A beautiful and quietly inspirational video of wild birds in Finland as they go about the business of living their lives.
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Written by marine biologist Stephen Palumbi and his son, novelist and science writer Anthony Palumbi, this engaging book beautifully captures the long history and immense diversity of life in the world's oceans, and provides a glimpse into how "extreme" creatures survive.
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Dwarf hamsters are small but they have an outsized effect on one's life.
Dwarf hamsters are small but they have an outsized effect on one's life.
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A plethora of phenomenal books await your inquisitive mind this week!
A plethora of phenomenal books await your inquisitive mind this week!
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This amusing video shares a few facts about the amazing megabats -- the largest flying mammals alive in the world today.
This amusing video shares a few facts about the amazing megabats -- the largest flying mammals alive in the world today.
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A newly published study reveals that the extinction of the passenger pigeon likely was due to the combined effects of their natural dramatic population fluctuations and human over-exploitation.
A newly published study reveals that the extinction of the passenger pigeon likely was due to the combined effects of their natural dramatic population fluctuations and human over-exploitation.
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Yay! Here's this year's list of amazing popular science books, just in time for summer, thanks to the Royal Society's Winton Prize for science books!
Yay! Here's this year's list of amazing popular science books, just in time for summer, thanks to the Royal Society's Winton Prize for science books!
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Cheers, that's a most droolworthy lineup.
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Medicinal leeches were all the rage throughout Victorian Europe. Umm, ok, in America too. And they've made a comeback in modern medicine. This video explains why.Medicinal leeches were all the rage throughout Victorian Europe. Umm, ok, in America too. And they've made a comeback in modern medicine. This video explains why.
Medicinal leeches were all the rage throughout Victorian Europe. Umm, ok, in America too. And they've made a comeback in modern medicine. This video explains why.
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scientist; freelance science writer, book reviewer & photographer
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scientist, writer, birder, aviculturist, photographer, artist, bibliophile and book worm, ravenclaw
Introduction
"GrrlScientist" is the blog pseudonym for an evolutionary biologist/ornithologist and freelance science writer who mostly writes about E3: evolution, ecology and ethology, and the subtle relationships between these phenomena, especially in birds. I write a science blog that is hosted by the Guardian and another one for Nature Network, and I write guest pieces for BirdingBlogs. Social progressive, politically liberal, lacking the credulity necessary to believe in invisible or supernatural life forms, in the benevolence of large corporations or in the humanity of humans. I am a Ravenclaw. 

NOTE: I rarely respond to people on G+; twitter and email are more than enough to keep me busy!


Blogs:

GrrlScientist (hosted by The Guardian)
Maniraptora (hosted by Nature Publishing Group)
Birding Blogs (index of my guest pieces)


Bragging rights
i can fix broken butterfly wings without harming the butterfly
Education
  • University of Washigton
    Zoology/Ornithology (PhD), 1995 - 2002
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GrrlScientist