Author Archives: Matt_Christmas

About Matt_Christmas

My interest in and enthusiasm for science led me to become a high school science teacher in the UK. After having moved to Australia in 2011, I now find myself on the long winding road towards a doctorate in the field of ecological genomics at the University of Adelaide. My research involves looking into plant adaptation in the face of a changing climate, which I hope will have practical applications to help protect the threatened natural environment around us. Science communication is a passion of mine and I believe getting our work into the public arena is a responsibility of all scientists.

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!

Today we celebrate 205 years since the birth of Charles Robert Darwin, the man who provided the world with a rigorous, scientific explanation for the origin and diversity of life that has stood the test…