Science tells us: more is more, and less is less. As geoscientists, we therefore intuitively conceive paragraphs of text as a lot of information, and a generous selection of colours as strongly eye-catching. But text-filled, rainbow-coloured poster presentations communicate neither effectively nor in an accessible manner. After working for months or even years on a geoscience project, we have a lo ...[Read More]
Do changes in Arctic climate variability severely impact migratory birds?
Changes in Arctic climate variability and extremes may have significant impacts for migratory birds, according to a study presented at EGU23 by Nomikos Skyllas, a PhD student from the University of Groningen. Many species cross continents during their seasonal migration patterns, travelling from as far as Africa and South America to northern regions such as Siberia and the Canadian Arctic. If you’ ...[Read More]
The varying composition of a single bolt of lightning
Until recently, scientists assumed lightning had a homogeneous distribution of energy inside its channel. But researchers like Damien Bestard, a PhD student with the Sorbonne Université have found that the composition of each bolt is quite variable. Bestard presented his findings at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly EGU23 on Monday (April 24). As part of his research, Bestard measure ...[Read More]
How to make the most of EGU23: from EGU Events Co-ordinator Jane Roussak
The countdown to EGU23 continues and we are now only DAYS away from the much anticipated conference week. With an event of such size and scale, it’s no surprise that some people – particularly first time attendees – may find it intimidating or confusing to navigate the week. So today I decided to talk to Jane Roussak, EGU Events Co-Ordinator to ask her for some last minute tips ...[Read More]