FHL Tide Bites

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:55 am by

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.”

A con­cep­tu­al illus­tra­tion of Bull Kelp — ©Andrea Din­geldein, 2016

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.

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