2014 in review. One year trying to “Fill in” or “Find out” gaps of knowledge. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


2014 in review. One year trying to “Fill in” or “Find out” gaps of knowledge. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

After couple of years doing research and working in institutions linked with environmental research and management, I found myself in a period of transition searching for a new job. However, in such competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv and wait for my next opportunity to arrive, I decided to invest also my energy, skills and time in finding ways to keep active in research and improve my networking capabilities.

Since with limited resources it is very difficult to create data with the standards to publish in scientific journals, I started this blog in which I publish pieces of research trying to identify and support the relevancy of unsolved environmental questions. Here, I try to look for connections which might have not been fully addressed yet between already published studies with the hope of bringing something new into the common knowledge which, if it is not valuable in itself, at least might spark someone else’s mind.

As a peer reviewer myself, I understand that sometimes my posts lack of achieving the academic standards. However, this blog is addressed to a broad audience trying to engage in a multidisciplinary level so I prioritise in the development of an idea rather than in the academic formalities.

My training in Biology and Aerobiology brings together biological performance and climatic development. There are areas overlapping each other that require broad studies before getting into specific matters in order to identify synergies. Here is where I believe discussion is needed between specialists from different areas. Sometimes not even to find answers but to agree about identifying the relevance of questions.

Furthermore, I also try to break the barrier that academic publications very often offer isolating scientific findings from the non academic audience. In that way, I try to address those topics which I am familiar with, thanks to my training in environmental research, making them available throughout my posts in an informal manner.

I hope that by sharing my passion for research my input might become a contribution into a broader cause than fighting to keep alive my own career.

Thank you to you all for your interest, your participation and for sharing your thoughts.

Diego Fdez-Sevilla.

The WordPress.com stats  prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Wordpress 2014 Annual ReportHere’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Crunchy numbers

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

There were 126 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 100 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 12th with 194 views. The most popular post that day was “Effects of air pollution on European Ecosystems” European Environment Agency technical report. Press release (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla).

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 39 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 61 posts.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. linkedin.com
  2. lnkd.in
  3. facebook.com
  4. twitter.com
  5. touch.www.linkedin.com

Where did they come from?

stats country diegofdezsevillaTop Sharing Services

These services have been used most often to share your posts on your site

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LinkedIn 65
Facebook 48
Twitter 39
Email 7
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About Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD.

Citing This Site "Title", published online "Month"+"Year", retrieved on "Month""Day", "Year" from http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com. By Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. More guidance on citing this web as a source can be found at NASA webpage: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/bibliography/citations#! Bachelor in General Biology, Masters degree "Licenciado" in Environmental Sciences (2001, Spain). PhD in Aerobiology (2007, UK). Lived, acquired training and worked in Spain, UK, Germany and Poland. I have shared the outcome from my previous work as scientific speaker in events held in those countries as well as in Switzerland and Finland. After couple of years performing research and working in institutions linked with environmental research and management, I find myself in a period of transition searching for a new position or funding to support my research. In the present competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv and wait for my next opportunity to arrive, I have decided to invest also my energy and time in opening my own line of research showing what I am capable of. The value of the data and the original nature of the research presented in this blog has proved to be worthy of consideration by the scientific community as well as for publication in scientific journals. However, without a position as member of an institution, it becomes very challenging to be published. I hope that this handicap do not overshadow the value of my work and the intellectual rights represented by the license of attribution attached are respected and considered by the scientist involved in this line of research. Any comment and feedback aimed to be constructive is welcome. In this blog I publish pieces of research focused on addressing relevant environmental questions. Furthermore, I try to break the barrier that academic publications very often offer isolating scientific findings from the general public. In that way I address those topics which I am familiar with, thanks to my training in environmental research, making them available throughout my posts. (see "Framework and Timeline" for a complete index). At this moment, 2017, I am living in Spain with no affiliation attachments. Free to relocate geographically worldwide. If you feel that I could be a contribution to your institution, team and projects don´t hesitate in contact me at d.fdezsevilla (at) gmail.com or consult my profile at LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Also, I'd appreciate information about any opportunity that you might know and believe it could match with my aptitudes. The conclusions and ideas expressed in each post as part of my own creativity are part of my Intellectual Portfolio and are protected by Intellectual Property Laws. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial conditions. In citing my work from this website, be sure to include the date of access. (c)Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD, 2016. Filling in or Finding Out the gaps around. Publication accessed 20YY-MM-DD at http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/
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One Response to 2014 in review. One year trying to “Fill in” or “Find out” gaps of knowledge. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

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