Dr. Martini at DSN!

Everyone please welcome our newest member at DSN, Dr. Kim Martini, aka @rejectedbanana.  I am very excited to have Dr. Martini now blogging with us.  She brings a much needed voice to DSN on a subject that was horrendously ignored here–physical oceanography, i.e. how the oceans shake, rattle, and roll move and mix. Her guest posts on the largest waves in the ocean (internal waves), where the ocean mixing happens, updates from the Arctic, and her first post her describing ocean masses via cocktails (a stroke of genius), are both welcome and fantastic content. Quick someone nominate them for Open Lab!

I believe her career and writing embody DSN’s mission and core principles.  As an early career scientist, she already has an impressive list of scientific publications.  These include publications on her favorite subject, internal waves, and a paper discussing the from junior scientists about women in physical oceanography gained from a Pattullo Conference (named after the first women to receive a Ph.D. in physical oceanography).  This kind of focus on plurality of voices and of course science is truly what DSN is about.

When Dr. Martini sent us her biography and it included this gem “Quite simply, her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t into the ocean,” I knew she would fit in just fine here.

Please don’t hold back in the comments welcome Dr. Martini (why can’t I have cool name like that…Dr. Manhattan would be awesome) to DSN!!

Dr. M (1623 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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