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Chloe Robinson, Blog Associate Editor

Chloe Robinson (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral fellow and project manager for STREAM (Sequencing the Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring) within the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph (Canada). Her research is largely based around using DNA-based methods for detecting and monitoring biodiversity in freshwater systems and answering ecological questions on system integrity. Chloe is also passionate about science communication and advocates for community-based biomonitoring and Indigenous-led environmental research. She is active within the LGBTQ2S+ in STEM community and also writes blogs for her own personal website.

Ben Whittaker, Blog Associate Editor

Ben Whittaker (they/them, he/him) is a postdoctoral fellow in the Animal Cognition Research Group at the University of Alberta (Canada). Ben is an applied ethologist who studies fish communication, cooperation, and cognition, with a research goal of improving fish welfare and sustainability in aquaculture and fisheries. Ben is passionate about multimedia science communication and has created short videos, digital art, and co-hosts a podcast on aquatic-themed research called 71%.

India Stephenson, MEE Assistant Editor

India Stephenson (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Editor for Methods in Ecology and Evolution. She has an MSc in marine ecology and has worked for the British Ecological Society since 2020. As part of her role at MEE, she helps authors to communicate their research through social media, press releases and blogs.

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