Our Bloggers

- Wayne Linklater

Wayne Linklater

Writes for: Politecol

Dr Wayne Linklater is a researcher in Wildlife Biology & Human Dimensions Ecology at Victoria University. He is also Ex-Officio Representative on New Zealand's CITES Scientific Authorities Committee and Co-President (Academic) of the Victoria University Branch of the Tertiary Education Union.

Aaron Schiff

Writes for: The Dismal Science

Aaron Schiff is a freelance economist and a datasmith. He uses economic models, statistical tools and data visualisation to help organisations make sense of a complex world.

Alison Campbell

Writes for: BioBlog

Senior University of Waikato biological sciences lecturer Dr Alison Campbell is well known in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty for promoting science to community groups and school students. She has been nicknamed the skull lady by secondary school students after her presentations on human evolution. Dr Campbell established Cafe Scientifique in Hamilton as part of an effort to encourage the community to discuss scientific issues. She has also launched BioBlog website to support secondary school biology students and teachers preparing for exams. That blog is syndicated right here on Sciblogs. Alison is on Twitter @AcampbelTeacher

Andreea Calude

Andreea Calude

Writes for: Lippy Linguist

Dr. Andreea S. Calude is a linguist at the University of Waikato. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Auckland. She researches grammar, language change and language evolution, but really, she will consider just about any language project that falls in her hands. She has a particular interest in New Zealand English (NZE) and in the use of words of Māori origin in NZE.

Brendan Moyle

Brendan Moyle

Writes for: Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Massey University senior lecturer, Dr Brendan Moyle, has been passionate about wildlife his entire life, which motivated him to gain qualifications in zoology and economics. The economics comes from a simple realisation. Most causes of wildlife loss are ultimately economic in nature. Threats like habitat loss and poaching are fundamentally economic in nature. Of late he's been focused more on issues of wildlife poaching. When he started out as a zoologist, Brendan had a fascination with some of our smallest arachnids- the falsescorpions. Since then he's moved on to various crocodilians, and more recently, tigers. This takes him to smuggling ‘hotspots’, where avoiding getting eaten by large carnivores, bitten by small venomous reptiles, shot at by smugglers seem to be important skills. Like many other conservationists, I’ve also developed a keen interest in wildlife photography.

Cindy Baxter

Cindy Baxter

Writes for: Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter is a climate change activist and media strategist who has attended just about every major international climate meeting over the last 20 years. She blogs for Hot Topic. Cindy is on Twitter @cindybax

Darcy Cowan

Writes for: Skepticon

Although Darcy has a keen interest in science,his base level of activity is vigorous procrastination. As such a career in academia was not for him. But he has had the good fortune to work at Hill Laboratories, an environmental testing laboratory, for over 10 years. A few years ago he became interested in advocating science and rationality beyond simply his small circle of friends, this started out as a short column in his workplace news letter. Later came a blog and that has lead him here. I hope that adding my voice to those gathered here will have an impact on how science is consumed in New Zealand and will help add to the number of interested and engaged individuals in our community.

David Winter

Writes for: The Atavism

Geek of many colours, kiwi postdoc-ing in the US. Doesn't quite understand how anyone can do science without wanting to tell the world about it. David is on Twitter @TheAtavism