Work interests: research, editing, ethnobotany, prehistory, plant genetics
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Aroideana, Economic Botany, Farming Matters, PLoSOne
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Economic Botany, Ethnobotany Research and Applications, New Scientist, Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter, Archaeology in Oceania
Setting up a science blog
Damien Carrington at SciDev has written a nice introduction on how to set up a science blog - and why.
Members of the Research Cooperative can use their own pages on the Cooperative to blog about anything, but ideally they will also use them to blog on matters related to scientific writing, translation, editing, and publishing.
Which leads me to a question - what are the connotations of 'research' and 'science' as nouns, or 'research' and 'scientific' as adjectives?
My own feeling is that 'research' as a noun, verb, or adjective refers more closely to the practical investigation a particular something.
'Science', 'doing science' and 'scientific' may have broader meanings, suggesting a larger realm of knowledge or a larger discipline within which research is carried out.