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 (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His 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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