Why is communicating science important?
Science is increasingly interdisciplinary and I believe the ability to communicate more effectively across disciplines fosters more collaboration and innovation. Communicating our science broadly, not only builds support, it also promotes understanding of its wider relevance to society, and encourages more informed decision-making. I think we need that...
Copenhagen Bug Fest 2018
I was invited to give a talk at the Copenhagen Bug Fest 2018 about the insects that we may not like to eat in the future - but that instead are likely to become a bigger menace as a consequences of changing climatic conditions... I know they are not snails, but look at these beauties that we hand-picked from the basement @thenaturalhistorymuseum of Denmarks! Especially fascinated by the triatomine "assassin" bugs (the name it self...)
Science Galla @thenaturalhistorymusem of Denmark
Talking about snails, parasites and biodiversity at the annual ScienceGalla evening at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in front of +400 science-lovers in such beautiful surroundings! In the break I had some good chats with people lining up to watch parasites emerge from local pond snails - super fun experience :-)!
Popular media coverage
Requested comment on the finding of urinary schistosomiasis in Corsica (danish only)
Stensgaard et al, 2013, Large-scale determinants of intestinal schistosomiasis and intermediate host snail distribution across Africa: does climate matter? Acta Tropica 128, 378-390.