Jarrett Byrnes assistant professor, UMass Boston

I'm a big believer in the power of the internet to enhance communication both within science itself and between scientists and the public. As such, I not only blog myself, but am an avid reader of a number of blogs in a variety of disciplines.

Two of my first go-tos are researchblogging.org for the latest in blogging peer reviewed research and it's Editor's Selections section. Below I list the other science blogs that I read on a (semi)-regular basis. Enjoy!

General Aggregators


Marine Ecology & Biology Blogs

Deep Sea News
Southern Fried Science
Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunsets
The Echinoblog
Fish Schooled
Oceanographers Choice
In the grass, on the reef
Ya Like Dags? | Spiny dogfish, grad school, and life
Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Topologic Oceans
Chronicles of Zostera
Voice from the Sea | Uniting the discoveries of Science with the art of Writing
Aquanautix Blog
Marine Biology on Three Seas
a new life in the sea
Squid A Day
Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA)
Speak Up for the Blue
Okie Whaler
Aristotle's Lantern
Blog | ZEN
Research with the COS Grad Students
halejessie | blog about all things ocean
Bioacoustics: I am (in an evolving relationship with) Science.
Words in mOcean | Marine Science Blogs
The Seablog
Yeah CORKs!
Girl in Gumboots
KelpRmy - Captured Moments

Ecology Blogs

Ecology Research Blogging
The EEB and flow
Three-Toed Sloth
Scholarship Research Bloggin
Roopnarines Food Weblog
Myrmecos Blog
Jabberwocky Ecology
Voyage of the Beagle: podcast
Front Page - Conservation Maven
Analyze Everything
Carin Bondar
Annals of Botany Blog
Biological Posteriors
Science As A Verb
The Contemplative Mammoth
Weinersmith | A science geek's journey.
Science... sort of
Gravity's Rainbow | botany, shoes, books, and justice
Maren L. Friesen | evolutionary biologist
local ecologist
Jenn in die Schweiz
Kinda Like The Lion King...
Oikos Blog
Anole Annals | Your source for the latest on Anolis lizards.
Force of Duck
Dave Hubble's ecology spot
Neil Losin's Blog @ daysedgeproductions.com
Mario's Entangled Bank
Wild Mammal Blog - A discussion of wild mammals and mammalian research
plant communities, climate and all that's between
Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of the Nature Conservancy
Eco-Evo Evo-Eco
Lab Notebook Carl Boettiger
National Geographic News Watch
Dryad news and views
Distributed Ecology
Cottenie lab
The Weekly Weinersmith
Strike, Rattle, & Roll
Creature Cast | Learn Science at Scitable
The Gulls Of Appledore
Biodiversidad Insecta Collserola
Species In Space: Putting Species In Their Place - Species In Space
Deep Thoughts and Silliness Blog | Nature Publishing Group
jecology.blog | The official blog of the Journal of Ecology, a journal of the British Ecological Society.
Nature Afield: notes on biophilia | pictures, videos, thoughts of the natural world
Scott Chamberlain - Scott Chamberlain
theoretical ecology
Just Simple Enough: The Art of Mathematical Modelling | Exploring the secrets of successful mathematical models
Stefano's research | Conservation between models and mud
Resilience Science
Michael McCarthy's Research | School of Botany, The University of Melbourne
downwithtime | Getting down-core is all I care about.
Ecology for a Crowded Planet | Exploring the synergies and conflicts between biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services
Lake Baikal Dimensions of Biodiversity | Just another WordPress.com site
Bog's Ecology Blog
Eco-Stats Research Blog
Early Career Ecologists | Questioning, Researching, and Communicating our Science
NEON Notes The official blog of the National Ecological Observatory Network
Dynamic Ecology | Multa novit vulpes

Evolutionary Biology Blogs

Science in Seconds | Know Everything
The Molecular Ecologist
Nothing in biology makes sense!
Powered By Osteons
Evolving Thoughts | Struggling with impermanence and vagueness in a complex world
Erik Svensson Research Laboratory

Statistics & R Blogs

R bloggers | an R blog from all R blogs
Statistical modeling, causal inference, and social science: Blog of Andrew Gelman's research group
Cerebral Mastication
Romain Francois, Professional R Enthusiast
Zero Intelligence Agents
Byte Mining
Blog | Statistical Analysis Consulting
Models Of Reality
Stats Paper Blogging
Messy Matters | Bring Your Own Data
The Endeavour The blog of John D. Cook
I Love Charts
R-statistics blog
Diego Valle's Blog
Complexity and Social Networks Blog
Probability and statistics blog
Thinking inside the box
Data journalism and data visualization from the Datablog | News | guardian.co.uk
Research tips
Blog | Christophe Ladroue
Quantum Forest | A shoebox for scribbles on data analysis by Luis Apiolaza
Probably Overthinking It
Simply Statistics
Error Statistics Philosophy
Stat Bandit
From the bottom of the heap | The musings of a geographer
Alan & Bo's Correlation & Causality Blog
Causal Analysis in Theory and Practice
Xi'an's Og
Coffee and Econometrics in the Morning
AnnMarias Blog
Amaral Lab
RDataMining | R and Data Mining
nice figure.
Blog | AndrewDyck.com
mages' blog
networkscience | Blog by Jrme Kunegis
Solomon Messing | On research, visualization and productivity
Sapping Attention
Statistical [R]ecipes
Song's Blog

Climate Change Blogs

Skeptical Science: Examining Global Warming Skepticism
Climate Shifts
Climate Feedback
Climate Progress
Climate Adaptation
Climate Charts & Graphs | My R and Climate Change Learning Curve
Isaac Held's Blog
Do the Math | Using physics and estimation to assess energy, growth, optionsby Tom Murphy
Steven Mosher's Blog
Deep Climate | Exploring climate science disinformation in Canada and beyond
Idiot Tracker
I See Climate Change
Blog | Talking Climate | The gateway to research on climate change communication.

Blogs About Academia & Science Communication

Michael Nielsen
The Plainspoken Scientist
Academhack Category - academhack - Thoughts on Emerging Media and Higher Education
On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess
everyONE the PLoS ONE community blog
A Blog Around The Clock
Petition Blog - Pubcreds: Fixing the Peer Review Process by Privatizing the Reviewer Commons
The Intersection | Discover Magazine
Embargo Watch
Academic Productivity
The Scholarly Kitchen
Curiouser | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune.
Amanda Krauss -- Blog - Worst Professor Ever
Sociobiology | So you want to be a biology professor
I wish you'd made me angry earlier
Scientific B-sides
Fumbling Towards Tenure Track
On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess
The Intersection | Discover Magazine
Science of Blogging Science, meet World
Prof-Like Substance
Science in the Open Blog
Peer Review Radio Bringing Science Back to the People
marciovm's posterous - thoughts to bits
Dot Physics | Wired Science | Wired.com
Marketing for Scientists
Scientific Illustration
PsiVid: A cross section of science on the cyberscreen | Scientific American Blog Network
Guest Blog: Scientific American Blogs
The Weinerworks
Mendeley Research Blog
Sci-ence.org A Skeptical Comic and Blog
Blog Tips to Help You Make Money Blogging - ProBlogger
Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge
DCXL | Updates & Forum for the Digital Curation for Excel Project
Academic Panhandling
Research Remix
Melissa Terras' Blog
COMPASSblogs Answering "So What?" in science communication
Animals Disappointed in your College Performance
Faculty Inspired
Soapbox Science : a community guest blog from nature.com
Boston Blog : a local community blog from nature.com

Data Visualization Blogs

Well-formed data
Statistical Graphics and more
The Daily Viz | By Matt Stiles
Matthew Ericson ericson.net
indiemaps.com/blog the notebook of cartographer zachary forest johnson
stamen design | the next most obvious thing
blprnt.blg | Jer Thorp
Visual Business Intelligence
Visualising Data
Data Pointed
Naomi Robbins - Effective Graphs - Forbes
Jim Vallandingham
Infographics news
The Marauding Carto-nerd
TULP inspiration
data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics

Blogs About Academic Publishing

F1000 Research
OpenPub | Just another WordPress site
Reciprocal Space | Occam's Typewriter
Scholarly Open Access
Gowers's Weblog