John Kerr

John Kerr is a PhD student researching public attitudes towards science in the School of Psychology at Victoria University Wellington. He was a Media Advisor at the Science Media Centre for five years and has several years experience in both laboratory research and academic publishing.

Niho Taniwha, the chevron skink - Videos

Sep 09, 2014

Sciblogs Editor’s Picks IAQ – Helping autistic children to speak SciBooks – On the importance of evidence – Dirty politics Honest Universe – ACC and Acupuncture 2 Physics Stop – What do students expect at university? … Read More

Wind farms in New Zealand - Visibly Shaken

Apr 18, 2011

We all know that there are wind farms are scattered around New Zealand – but where exactly are they, and who owns them? The infographic below neatly displays the location and ownership of  New Zealand’s wind farms. The map was published as part of an article on the economics of wind farms, written by Rob Stock for the Sunday Star Times. Read More

Geo-engineering techniques at a glance - Visibly Shaken

Apr 06, 2011

When comes to engineering initiatives to fight climate change, what works, what doesn’t and how much will it cost? Today’s Dominion Post carried an article reporting on the recent geo-engineering workshop run by the Royal Society. Accompanying the article was this Reuters infographic giving a concise yet informative over view of several geo-engineering projects. Such projects could be used to combat climate change and were discussed at the workshop by leading NZ scientists such as NIWA’s Philip Boyd and Mike Harvey. You can read the whole article, ‘Dangers seen in tweaking the planet’ by Kiran Chug, here. Read More