2: Wonderful Latin names with Stephen Heard

Stephen Heard is an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Episode Notes

Stephen Heard is an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Before joining the University, he was on the faculty at the University of Iowa. He is particularly interested in plant-insect interactions, and is the author of the book The Scientists Guide to Writing published by Princeton University Press. Stephen is the author of the blog Scientist Sees Squirrel, this is where I first discovered Stephen. In this episode I talk to Stephen about Latin names, particularly eponymous and special names.

Check out his website at scientistseessquirrel.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter @StephenBHeard

Books Stephen recommended in this episode:

The Art of Naming - Michael Ohl

Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science - Carol Kaesuk Yoon

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