FHL Tide Bites
This is January’s edition of the UW Labs’ Tide Bites, written by Andrea Dingeldein…
When you have a question about something you see in nature, a research scientist provides you with an answer in words. My explanation, on the other hand, comes in the form of an image. My name is Andrea Dingeldein, and when people ask me what I do for a living, I respond, “I’m a science illustrator.”
That usually elicits a rather confused look and the question, “Well, what is that?”
My simple response is: “It’s a visual explanation of science.”
Science illustration communicates scientific research to broader audiences, which in turn boosts scientific literacy and thus improves the effectiveness of conservation efforts around the world.