This is a list of useful resources, mostly aimed at my postgraduate students... (Currently under maintenance)

Equipment | Scientific Writing | Scientific Posters | Suggested Reading | Scientific Methods | Statistics | Data Archiving | GIS | Collection Permits | Teaching Resources | Job/Fund Hunting | Great Scientist Blogs | TED Talks - must watch list | Cool stuff |

Research Equipment information

  • Click here to see a list of equipment that I have along with supplier information

Scientific Writing

Scientific Posters and Presentations

Suggested Reading

A list of literature that - in my opinion - all scientists should read (in no particular order):

  • Vines, Timothy H., Albert, Arianne Y.K., Andrew, Rose L., Débarre, F., Bock, Dan G., Franklin, Michelle T., Gilbert, Kimberly J., Moore, J.-S., Renaut, S. & Rennison, Diana J. (2014) The availability of research data declines rapidly with article age. Current biology, 24, 94-97.

  • Cumming, G., Fidler, F. & Vaux, D.L. (2007) Error bars in experimental biology. The Journal of Cell Biology, 177, 7-11.

  • Ricklefs, R.E. (2012) Naturalists, natural history, and the nature of biological diversity. The American Naturalist 179, 423-435.

  • Sagarin, R., Pauchard, A. (2009) Observational approaches in ecology open new ground in a changing world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8, 379-386.

  • Sepkoski, D., (2014). Paleontology at the “high table”? Popularization and disciplinary status in recent paleontology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C, 45, 133-138.

Blog posts and online articles

Scientific Methods


Online Databases

Data Archiving


  • Need to create a map of sampling localities or some such - use the online GPS visualiser site. Has an amazing array of backgrounds that you can use to make your maps aesthetically pleasing in a short amount of time.

  • Natural Earth : a great source of shape files, including shaded DEMs for terrestrial and oceanic topography

Job/Fund Hunting

Great Scientist Blogs

TED Talks - must watch list

Cool Stuff

  • ARKive is a collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world's species.

  • The Oryx website has links to many very useful tools. Well worth a perusal.