I’ve discovered that writing science for the general public is a lot more fun and expressive than writing for scientific journals! This blog hosts all my works in science journalism, mostly of ecology and evolution studies.
Me, Yao-Hua Law
Having enjoyed the first 19 years of my life in warm, humid, tropical Malaysia, I flew over to Canada where I spent the next 4 years in the cold but crudely romantic Montreal, completing my B. Sc. (Env. Biology) in McGill University. The East Coast winter was beautiful, but I missed the warmth (and the inconvenience of a snow jacket was too much to bear) and so I hopped over to California, where I completed my Ph.D. (Entomology) under Prof. Jay Rosenheim in the University of California-Davis, studying cannibalism behaviour in bigeyed bugs (Geocoris). Although Davis was the closest thing to a 2nd home I’ve ever had, delicious, pungent durians were impossible to find and so, I returned to Malaysia after 8 years in North America.
Since then, I’ve taught and conducted insect behavioural ecology research in Universiti Putra Malaysia for almost three years before I decided to plunge into journalism. I will miss the students; they proved that one cannot do better in life than teach. The durians in UPM too, are much missed.
Now, I’m interning at BFM 89.90, a liberal radio station. I help with their environmental science and health section.