Welcome to Green Tea and Velociraptors, home of Dr. Jon Tennant.
I’ve just completed my PhD at Imperial College London in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, where I was awarded the Janet Watson award for research excellence, and a year early too. I’m a Palaeontologist by training, which means I know all the ‘Ross from Friends’ jokes, and yes, I do work on dinosaurs.
My scientific research focuses on patterns of biodiversity and extinction in deep time, and the biological, geological and environmental controls of these patterns. Apparently, I seem to have also developed a keen interest in the evolutionary history of crocodiles and their ancestors.
Science for society
I am extremely passionate about science communication and the public access of knowledge. I strongly believe that science/research/knowledge deserves to be publicly accessible, and everyone should have the opportunity to learn about research should they wish to. I’m also deeply interested in current trends in open science, particularly regarding open access, open data and peer review.
As part of this, I am currently:
- A freelance science writer and consultant
- Author of kids book Excavate Dinosaurs!
- Community Editor for PLOS Paleo
- Communications Director for ScienceOpen
- Founder of the preprint server, paleorXiv
- Founder of the Open Science MOOC
On this website, you can find a list of my science communication activities, my current research interests, and activities in the open science realm. You can also find a comprehensive list of my research publications here, all of which are Open Access. Code to add and analyse citation and Altmetric data is also provided here.
Thoughts on this site are my own and do not reflect those of my employers.
Header image credit: Heidi Arnhold