Nena’s LOLmythesis for #SciCommChall: Invasive species edition!

What happens when Japanese crabs sail into the North Sea and Baltic Sea?

Nena writes:

Invasive species were transported by humans into foreign habitats. This can happen for example with ships, were crabs are sitting on the body of the ship or their planktonic stages were carried far away through ballast water. What happened with the native ecosystem, the native species and the marine environment, if an invasive crab species were introduced from Japan into the Baltic Sea? This question is a big topic in the field of global transportations over sea, environmental protection, biodiversity, and in my master thesis 🙂

Translation: “What happens when Japanese crabs sail into the North Sea and Baltic Sea?”

Nena’s research project in one sentence

Nena has recently started the instagram channel nena_weiler where she posted her response to the January #SciCommChall — her thesis in one sentence (which she kindly let us share here, too):

“I would like to know your opinion on the fact that animals that are louder than the Frankfurt Airport can’t communicate with each other any more”

Hairy legs and walking on water – #LOLmythesis as part of January’s #SciCommChall

We’ve been doing the #SciCommChall offline for a while already, and this is a cool example of a #LOLmythesis that Sara did as part of the January #SciCommChall.

Sara is working on developing scicomm for material sciences (specifically nano sciences) in a virtual reality format. She writes: “When water striders get wet feet, tiny hairs have superpowers and audiences tear up. Who gets immersed more? We’ll soon find out!” and it is shown on a scanning electron microscopy image of a water strider’s hairy leg.

Sara is writing about her PhD- and scicomm journey on Instagram: Find her as @frauwissenschaft (“Ms. Science” in English)!