Trevor Sloughter

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Trevor Sloughter is a marine ecological modeller currently finalising the corrections of his PhD thesis at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He has a varied research background from space physics to geochemistry to ecology, with a primary interest in modelling, science communication, and philosophy of science. He recently started a blog that, among other topics, aims to explain and demystify the methods of data collection and analysis that underpin the scientific results we see in the papers (as well as deconstruct and debunk pseudoscience).

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