Sunday, 26 July 2015

Welcome to New Zoologist!

So here goes, the first post!

I'm Rebecca (affectionately dubbed "The Lioness" by a few friends for being slightly over-obsessed with a single species), I'm a recently graduated zoologist from the University of Reading. In case you hadn't guessed, I have a passion for animals and wildlife, so I decided to start a blog about it all!

One of the things I loved at university was doing the coursework; gaining access to published papers to re-write them in a more digestible format. Science communication is a career that I may venture into at some point, so I'm hoping to be able to deliver you with animal news in a more readable format than that of a journal. I'll take the findings of a paper and hopefully deliver it to you in a concise and interesting way that won't be as formal or bogged down with scientific jargon as the original text. The same sort of thing that BBC Wildlife and  New Scientist magazines do (no inspiration for my blog's name there of course).

I hope that this blog blossoms into something that readers come to look forward to reading, and that my writing skills develop in the process. So whether you're a lover of mammals or birds, reptiles or amphibians (or even the odd invertebrate) I hope that this is something to your liking!

- The Lioness

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