Zen Faulkes

Biologist. Crustaceans, brains, behaviour, evolution, metascience.

McMaster email: (Students: use this one!)


Twitter: @DoctorZen

ORCID: 0000-0003-4049-7034

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Better posters

Coming soon!

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Better posters mean better research.

This book draws from over ten years of experience writing the Better Posters blog. It covers the entire poster session experience, from being a viewer, to a designer and presenter, to an organizer.


Twitter: @Better_Posters

Amazon author page

Amazon book page (print and Kindle editions)

Chapters book page (print and Kobo editions) 🍁

Barnes & Noble book page (print and Nook editions) book page (hub for local stores)

Blogs and websites

Academic science blog

Conference poster blog

Marbled crayfish research


Stinging the Predators

A collection of academic hoaxes.

Free PDF and on Figshare.

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Presentation Tips

A little ebook for academic talks.

Free PDF and cheap Kindle edition.

This site is a work in progress. If something doesn't work, visit my previous site. - 10 August 2020


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