Cool trend: the video abstract

March 9, 2012 – 1:03 pm

Here’s my friend Jennie McLaren’s video abstract for her presentation at the International Polar Year conference:

Here’s one about Arctic ground squirrels by another Toolik friend, Michael Sheriff:

And there are a bunch more in the IPY channel. These videos have been viewed dozens of times, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but is probably already more times than all of my previous conference abstracts combined have been read. Cool science projects and youtube seem to go together well. The one-minute length is smart too.

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