I am an Australian ecologist working on ecosystem services research. I am interested in community ecology, dynamic landscapes and functional diversity. I am particularly interested in what we call ‘beneficial’ insects (wild pollinators, parasitoids and predators) and how we are connected to them through agriculture.
This site is a collection of stories, opinions and ideas showing how relevant Ecology is to all of us. I also write about research, academia and science communication.
I came to science from the humanities (English and Communications). I believe in nature, humanity and contexts. I don’t believe in monocultures or half-empty glasses.
This is a Slow Blog – I post when I have something to say, rather than on a strict schedule of gratuitous writings. On average, that’s every couple of weeks.
Follow me on Twitter @ManuSaunders.
I’m co-founder of the Australian Wild Pollinator Count.
(N.B. All photos on this site are mine, unless credited otherwise.)