EGU Blogs

The 12 days of PhD Christmas

Twelve Dinners Delivered (to the lab)

Eleven Papers Prepping

Ten Bugs-a-Bugging

Nine Ladies Dancing (but not with you)

Eight Bunsens-a-Burnin’

Seven Dance Solos

Six Words a Minute

Fiiive Grants Rejected

Four Calling Mates (“I’m busy“)

Three Absent Supervisors

Two Days off a Year (maybe)

And a h-index of nooought.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Jon began university life as a geologist, followed by a treacherous leap into the life sciences. He is now based at Imperial College London, investigating the extinction and biodiversity patterns of Mesozoic tetrapods – anything with four legs or flippers – to discover whether or not there is evidence for a ‘hidden’ mass extinction 145 million years ago. Alongside this, Jon researches the origins and evolution of ‘dwarf’ crocodiles called atoposaurids. Prior to this, there was a brief interlude were Jon was immersed in the world of science policy and communication, which has greatly shaped his view on the broader role that science can play, and in particular, the current ‘open’ debate. He tweets as @Protohedgehog.