Welcome to Green Tea and Velociraptors, home of Dr. Jon Tennant.

Jon Tennant
Hello from the top of the Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacan, Mexico.

About me

NEWS: As of May 2019, I have started a research fellowship at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris. After this, I’ll be joining the Southern Denmark University as a Research Fellow in the library division. Go Open Science!

completed my PhD in January 2017 at Imperial College London in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, where I was awarded the Janet Watson award for research excellence. I’m a Palaeontologist by training, which means I know all the ‘Ross from Friends’ jokes, and yes, I do work on dinosaurs. My primary 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.

You can also find a comprehensive list of my research publications, all of which are Open Access. Code to add and analyse citation and Altmetric data is also provided here.

Science for society

As of the beginning of 2018, I have gone a bit rogue/independent, and spend most of my time doing a combination of research, talks/workshops, travel, scientific communication and consultancy, and working on my own projects.

I am extremely passionate about science communication, public access to scientific knowledge, and the wider impact of scholarly communication on society. I’m also deeply interested in current trends in open scholarship, and have authored many articles, and given countless workshops, webinars, and public talks, including keynotes, on the topic. Much of my current research now focuses on these topics.

Boring stuff

You can get in contact with me easily by email or Twitter.

Thoughts on this site are my own and do not reflect those of my employers or collaborators.

Header image credit: Heidi Arnhold

10 thoughts on “Home

  1. Very interested in the Yutyrannus huali piece. When you say pdfs available on request . . ? (looks hopeful if not appealing)

  2. Hey Jon! I am Saloni Rose, a master’s student specialising in Biological sciences from India. I will start my PhD next year. I was wondering if I should start a website i.e if I should buy a domain and host it. Could you give me some tips ?

  3. Jon, Hey, liked your peer review slides. We are building a DLT based platform for linking, finding and citing all research artifacts and would love to explore the proof of concept idea you mentioned on your last slide. Let me know if you’d like to discuss. Best. cm

  4. Dear Jon,

    My name’s Antonia, I’m an investigative journalist at the FT looking into the theft of intellectual property or abuse of student’s intellectual property by their supervisors.

    I came across this thread of yours: https://twitter.com/Protohedgehog/status/1030383137379864577

    I’m very interested and would love to hear you and your friends’ stories, and do what I can to help.

    Do you think you would like to talk about it? Or any of your friends you write about might? If so, please do email or call me on +447796227184 or 020 7775 6222.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

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