My name’s Jon Tennant, and I’ve just completed my PhD at Imperial College London in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. I’m a Palaeontologist by training, which means I know all the Ross from Friends jokes, and yes, I do work on dinosaurs.
At the moment, I’m taking a break from research, and spending some time traveling around for talks and conferences in Europe and North America, and then on a #JourneyToNowhere in SE Asia.
My research focuses on patterns of biodiversity and extinction in deep geological time, and the biological and environmental drivers of these patterns. Alongside this, I seem to have developed a keen interest in the evolutionary history of crocodiles and their ancestors.
Anyone who knows me will know that I’m passionate about science communication. I strongly believe that science/research/knowledge deserves to be in the public domain, and everyone should have the opportunity to learn about different research should they wish to. As such, I’m also deeply interested in current trends in open science, particularly regarding open access and open data, and the impact this has on science communication. I’m also a freelance science writer and consultant, and the author of kids book Excavate Dinosaurs!
On this website, you can find a list of my science communication activities, including peer reviewed publications and invited talks and events, as well as my current research highlights, interests, and experience. Oh yeah, I’m also the Communications Director for ScienceOpen. You can get in contact with me easily at:
Thoughts on this site are my own and do not reflect those of my employers.
Header image credit: Heidi Arnhold