Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication. His research is concerned with trying to engage and empower people with science, especially those without a voice. He writes science poems to try and communicate some of the beautiful and important scientific research that is being done on a daily basis, all across the world.
The climate crisis is altering seasonal timings, causing bird breeding and vegetation ‘greening’ to fall out of sync. This phenological mismatch is leading to decreased productivity and potential declines in North American bird populations.
Artificial light at night from coastal developments is potentially disrupting the moonlight cycles corals rely on for spawning, thereby threatening the resilience of these already endangered ecosystems.