Happy 10th birthday to Ecology is not a Dirty Word!


Cheers to everyone who has read and shared my blog posts over the years. I’ve had some great discussions here and made some really worthwhile connections because of this little blog. Most importantly, it’s kept me inspired and connected through the highs and lows of academia. Here’s to many more blog posts, discussions, and connections to come!

I’m so happy that my current second most visited post is ‘On the importance of observations to Ecology’, an ode to natural history notes and a reminder that ecological science will stagnate without observing natural interactions occurring around us. It sums up many of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place. (It was pipped to the post by one of my insectageddon articles)

Some more on why I love blogging:

The buzz on (ecology) blogging

On 7 years of ecology blogging

Our paper on why ecology blogs are so valuable to the academic community: Bringing ecology blogging into the scientific fold: measuring reach and impact of science community blogs. For anyone who still needs convincing that academic blogs are not a waste of time, this paper is an excellent piece of evidence: co-authors are from Don’t Forget the Roundabouts, Scientist Sees Squirrel, Dynamic Ecology, Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog, and Small Pond Science

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© Manu Saunders 2019

6 thoughts on “Happy 10th birthday to Ecology is not a Dirty Word!

  1. Karen Retra October 6, 2019 / 9:02 PM

    Thank you, Manu, for ten years of informative, thought-provoking and interesting blogs.
    I’ve learnt lots and have thoroughly enjoyed following along.
    Happy ‘blog birthday’ and congratulations!!

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  2. cinnabarreflections October 7, 2019 / 6:26 AM

    I hope you continue another 10 or more years. Your blog is one of my favourites, and one of the few that I read every time. I always feel that I learn something, and you always make me think!
    Congratulations on completing the first decade of “Ecology is not a dirty word”!

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  3. Ian Lunt October 7, 2019 / 5:00 PM

    Congrats Manu, that’s an absolutely fantastic achievement. Best wishes Ian

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