It Came From The Swamp, And Tweeted About Science…

A massive thank-you to medical entomologist extraordinaire Dr Cameron Webb aka @MozzieBites for his superb stint on RealScientists this week, tweeting from the swamps of the ACT about his research into mosquito populations in natural and man-made wetlands. We’ve been hugely impressed by the interest in Cameron’s work from scientists and non-scientists alike. We hope you’ve all found out the answers to your queries as to why you and not your friends or partner gets monstered by mosquitoes at barbeques. But if not, be sure to keep following Cameron at his personal account.

UPDATE: The fabulous ScienceSarah has Storified Cameron’s time and tweets on the account, and it’s definitely worth a read if you missed any of the conversation:


We’ve also been blown away by the interest in @RealScientists in just its first week. From everyone behind the account, a great big family-sized bag of gratitude from us to everyone who followed, tweeted, re-tweeted, commented or lurked. In the words of the great HG Nelson, thanks for taking an interest. We have some tremendous voices coming up on the account over the next few months, and also have some big plans for this here blog as well, so stay tuned!


James is a recovering scientist and escaped postdoc who works in research management at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He's now retired from active @RealScientists duty, after serving from the project's beginnings in 2013 through to mid 2015. When not managing research, surviving #PlanetParenthood or pretending not to be an expat Australian in the Deep South of NZ, he tweets @theotherdrsmith.

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