Welcome to envirobites!

Envirobites is a new sister site to oceanbites.org and astrobites.org where graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and science professionals are coming together to write easy-to-read, compelling summaries of recent, cutting-edge research papers in environmental science to make them accessible to non-experts. We want to share our passion for research with all non-scientists who are interested to learn more about the environment: This ranges in scale from identifying science problems and solutions in cities to explaining the complex environmental challenges facing our planet as a whole. Because science is also about identifying and applying technologies to address these challenges, we will also cover some success stories! Topics of posts will include science in and for cities, global transport of pollutants, toxic effects of pollution, climate change, and environmental remediation.

We are currently seeking graduate students, post-graduates, and professionals in environmental fields who wish to join us. You do not have to be a professionally skilled writer already, as one of our goals is to improve scientists’ writing by providing a supportive atmosphere where messages can be honed, and writing can be critiqued and improved. Writing for envirobites is a great way to meet other scientists in your field interested in science communication, improve your writing skills, and create a portfolio of your own non-scientific writing. Interested? Email envirobites_blog@gmail.com for more information!



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Carrie McDonough

I am an assistant professor at Stony Brook University, where I study environmental analytical chemistry. My aim is to develop a comprehensive understanding of how organic contaminants impact aquatic ecosystems and human health by combining innovative environmental chemistry and bioanalytical techniques, state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, and field monitoring campaigns. I earned my Ph.D. in the Lohmann Lab at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Before graduate school, I earned a B.Sc. in chemistry from MIT and spent two years working in environmental consulting. When I’m not doing chemistry in the lab, I’m doing chemistry at home (brewing beer).

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