James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.

The Best Of #IAmAScientistBecause

I love it when a #hashtag brings science center stage on big social media platforms. Last year it was #overlyhonestmethods, which I think was entertaining and eye-opening in equal measure!

The latest accidental science communication phenomenon is #IAmAScientistBecause – prompting scientists from all around the world to share their inspiration and motivation and passion for science.

Here’s a few of the best from fellow biologists and conservationists (with a bit of cosmology thrown in because it’s awesome).

And here’s Mine…


There’s a few more great links online too:

Why #IAmAScientistBecause is the greatest hashtag this year

Scientists share inspiration on Twitter


Why #IAmAScientistBecause is awesome