Nature blogging from the ivory tower

Over at the Nature Blogging Network, N8 discusses the network’s “academic” category, with examples including a very nice nod to D&T.

I thought the addition of the category made a lot of sense — when I joined NBN in March, the best match I could find was “ecosystems,” which is fine, but maybe not as fitting as it might be. I think of D&T not so much as a blog about nature as a blog by someone who studies nature, which lets me post about pretty much whatever catches my attention, not just peer-reviewed research or photos from my latest hike. Also, to be honest, some of the appeal in switching to the “academic” category is that it’s a smaller pond — albeit a pond I share with Greg Laden.