Author Archives: Divya

About Divya

Predator-prey behaviour fascinates me enough to cross oceans. I wish I could read like Vicki the 'Small Wonder'. When I take a break from all the paper-reading, I read other things, mostly but not necessarily to do with science. I also wish I could write as much as I read, but clearly there needs to be an equilibrium whose stability I cannot guarantee. Also, I usually need the help of music to get me through all the reading and writing. See a pattern?

Migration of bustards latest to be harmed by power lines

A recent paper published in the journal Conservation Biology suggests that power lines not only cause direct mortality of migrating bustards, but more crucially the very strategy of migration. Check out a summary I wrote of this paper on the … Continue reading

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Information alone is not enough.

I think I make the mistake this article talks about all too often. I unconsciously expect people around me, parents, friends, random strangers, to take information from science and perhaps question it, be curious, learn more and then make decisions. … Continue reading

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Trade-off 1: Story vs. data

There are many things I don’t like about this article on research papers becoming too complex. Its stumpy paragraphs feel like bullet-pointed summaries without a connecting thread, one must never start with a declaration “Science is hard”, and the last line is well, cheesy. Who … Continue reading

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“Snark week”

Yes, you read that right. This is not the infamous “Shark Week” by Discovery Channel that spurred cries of foul play and fake programs over the last few years. To catch up on that storm coaster, check out these links; … Continue reading

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No results

Something we hear more often than we should, something that manipulates the field of science across the world more than it should, is sadly the thing we don’t talk about or fight for enough. Here’s an article that carries no recent … Continue reading

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An interesting proposition

And one that surprisingly hasn’t been proposed before. Statistical editors for ecology publications, and why they are needed now more than ever.

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Crying “wolf!” seems to work for this little bird

Scientists in Australia have found that a brown thornbill uses vocal mimicry to create predator alarm calls that deter pied currawongs. Check it out here!

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