An ornithologist who calls herself GrrlScientist writes on-line about birds. She is well worth reading. Her topic today was bird dehydration in extreme desert conditions. The link is

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/02/28/extreme-heat-threatens-desert-songbirds-with-death-by-dehydration/

 

GrrlScientist occasionally writes for Forbes. She also posts to Twitter @GrrlScientist and via a subscription-based email newsletter. Today’s note about dehydration came to me via the email collective BirdChat.

 

Here is her bio: I am an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist as well as a science writer/journalist. As a writer, my passion is to use words and images to capture the wonder and excitement of hot-off-the-presses research for the public. My specialty is long-form science journalism about evolution, ecology and behaviour in birds and animals. I also write about conservation, citizen science, diversity-in-science issues, virology and cancer. Previously, my writing was hosted by a number of sites, including The Guardian, ScienceBlogs.com, Nature Network and BirdingBlogs.com. As a scientist, I have an extensive background in the biological sciences: I have a degree in Microbiology & Immunology (focus: virology) and worked in cancer research before earning my PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle. I then was a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow in Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I now am a digital nomad and an American expat who roams the EU. I'm very active on twitter @GrrlScientist and lurk on most social media.

 

I enjoy her work. It is occasional and always interesting.

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