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    Kevin Zelnio Kevin has a M.Sc. degree in biology from Penn State, a B.Sc. in Evolution and Ecology from University of California, Davis, and has worked at as a researcher at several major marine science institutions. His broad academic research interests have encompassed population genetics, biodiversity, community ecology, food webs and systematics of invertebrates at deep-sea chemosynthetic environments and elsewhere. Kevin has described several new species of anemones and shrimp. He is now a freelance writer, independent scientist and science communications consultant living near the Baltic coast of Sweden in a small, idyllic village.

    Kevin is also the assistant editor and webmaster for Deep Sea News, where he contributes articles on marine science. His award-winning writing has been appeared in Seed Magazine, The Open Lab: Best Writing on Science Blogs (2007, 2009, 2010), Discovery Channel, ScienceBlogs, and Environmental Law Review among others. He spends most of his time enjoying the company of his wife and two kids, hiking, supporting local breweries, raising awareness for open access, playing guitar and songwriting. You can read up more about Kevin and listen to his music at his homepage, where you can also view his CV and Résumé, and follow him twitter and Google +. Editor's Selection Posts on EvoEcoLab!

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  • Moving On

    As has been obvious over the latter half of 2012, I’m not very active online in blogging anymore. I moved my occupation into real life and conducted a few training workshops in science communication. As I’m crawling over into 2013, I will be yet again taking a new direction in my life (one of many [...]

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    Wild Sex Matters

    When it gets down it, in some biologists’ views anyways, it is all about sex. Well, at least for much of the plant and animal kingdoms. Every physiological adaption or morphological innovation comes about because it enabled some ancestors to survive, but becomes a trait of a species or a lineage because it gets passed [...]

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    Sweden Journal: Tragedies at the Zoos

    Over here in socialist paradise (a.k.a. Sweden), the public reads the news and watches their television in horror. An investigative journalism team at TV4 has just aired a special on Kalla Fakta (Cold Facts) catching the director of the Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna in several lies over treatment of the animals and the fate of [...]

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    A Post-PBS Educational Television Landscape

    With the latest tirade against the Public Broadcast Service (PBS) by republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the first debate, it is worth to look at a world without PBS through children’s eyes. Much has already been said of the short-sightedness of Romney’s statement: “I’m sorry, Jim. I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going [...]

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    Bandwidth and Open Access in Developing Countries

    One of the creeds of the open access movement is that free access to literature aides the transfer of knowledge from wealthier, better funded nations to researchers in developing nations. There is little to no doubt that increased access to research results has beneficial reverberations in several directions – but like many hypothetical benefits, they [...]

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    The Making of a Brewmaster, 200 MYA

    If there is one thing I enjoy more than beer, it is more beer. In fact, more beer ranks up there highly along with brewing my beer. And if I brewing more beer on top of my stash of already homebrewed beer…. well, then you can assume I’m a VERY happy boy! Beer is a [...]

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    Mountainfit: A Summer Among Sweden’s Birds

    A week before I was moving overseas to Sweden I caught the tailwinds of a retweet on twitter from someone I follow. The natural history writer and elegant essayist Meera Lee Sethi (Twitter) had just self-published an eBook about her summer experience as a volunteer at Lake Ånnsjön Bird Observatory. For five dollars I thought it [...]

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    Sweden Journal: Grantorpet

    I’m Back! Miss me? Thought I had dropped off the face of the Earth? Well, given my blog stat numbers and the internet attention span you probably forgot I existed. Nevertheless, I am back and ready to swing into bloggy action – and yes, even actual science blogging. When I left off in May my [...]

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    #IamScience and the Story Collider


    Last week the Story Collider held a 2 year anniversary and stocked it full of I AM SCIENCE stories. Though I was supposed to attend and present, I had to cancel cause we were still settling into our new home in Sweden and the travel costs were approaching astronomical. But science film producer Mindy Weisberger [...]

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    Sweden Journal: Skogs Livet

    In Småland, everything seems to revolve around the forest. Dirt roads make their way into a sea of pines, birches and oaks. Only mildly dotted with small villages every several kilometers. Moss and lichen covered boulders give the illusion of an ancient habitat, yet can’t be older than the last ice age, 10,000 years ago, [...]

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