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About the Speaker

András Zlinszky

András Zlinszky is a conservation ecologist specializing in remote sensing. His favourite method is laser scanning and has applied this method at various scales from detection of night-time movement of trees through habitat conservation status mapping of grassland vegetation to species richness prediction across a whole country. His science communication experience ranges from social media and online news to paper articles and radio and TV interviews. One of his releases is among the "12 biggest and best science stories of 2016" by New Scientist.

About the 'Science communication' workshop

The science media communication workshop will address the how and why of communicating scientific results with the general public. Techniques for writing tweets, blog posts, press releases and paper articles will be demonstrated in addition to science communication portals and channels. The workshop will also touch on basic skills for radio and TV interviews and live science communication talks, including communication with journalists before and after an interview. In addition to a talk and Q & A, participants will be encouraged to write a draft press release of their own.

Topics for personal discussion

Balancing a research career with a (large) family