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.
The WordPress.com stats prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
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.
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).
In 2014, there were 39 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 61 posts.
Attractions in 2014
These are the posts that got the most views in 2014.
- 1 “Effects of air pollution on european Ecosystems” European Environment Agency technical report. Press release (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) 2 comments July 2014
- 2 The breakdown of the Polar Vortex. It happened before so, What would follow? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) 4 comments March 2014
- 3 Studying the fingerprints of Human Actions over the Extreme Climatic Events of 2013. AMS Report (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) 1 comment September 2014
- 4 What type of Polar vortex configuration can we expect for this winter? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) 5 comments October 2014
- 5 (Updated 22/Dec/14) New theory proposal to assess possible changes in Atmospheric Circulation (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) 9 comments October 2014