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Conceptual Diagrams for Communicating Science

My love of conceptual diagrams began during my M.Sc. I searched everywhere for a diagram that explained exactly what I was trying to say, and came up short. I then took it upon myself to learn adobe illustrator on my own. Over the last decade I've slowly created a portfolio of adobe illustrations. 

If you're in need of a conceptual diagram, please feel free to contact me for commissions!

Please feel free to use these drawings as you like - but do cite me! I've spent months putting together these diagrams, some of which are published in journal articles. Please remember to always credit your sources! 


Active carbon transport

When I first started studying active carbon transport, I found the concept confusing and overwhelming. Over the years I've created multiple diagrams with varying detail for communicating what active carbon transport is. 


Normalized Biomass Size Spectra 

“The distribution of biomass by body size can be represented by a straight line of low and negative slope” Sheldon et al. (1972, 1973)

The biomass spectra theory is a low-intermediate complexity approach relying on body size, a property that plays a key role in determining predator-prey interactions, metabolic rate, encounter rate, functional responses, reproduction and other ecological rate processes, and vulnerability to fisheries. This relatively simple ataxonomic approach can be applied to systems where more complex models are limited by sampling and data availability. In my research I use NBSS to quantify zooplankton and micronekton ecological rates. 

Ocean Food Chain Types:

Oceanic food chain, Continental Shelf food chain, Upwelling food chain

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