One of the best things about illustrating scientific papers and articles is the challenge of transforming jargon and what is often insider-information into images that not only capture attention, but spark future discussions. We believe this article, Long-term consequences of river damming in the Panama Canal,
published in the news website Phys.org
, is definitely something that should be widely discussed, not just among scientists interested in the Panama Canal watershed. The ecological, economic and social ramifications are tremendous! And perhaps our illustration can interest some people to take a look.
Complete editorial illustrations are not the only way illustrations can help communicate science. Sometimes we’re hired to help illustrate presentations and turn complex ideas into a digestible and nutritious snack. These elements were commissioned by Jonathan Cybulski
, a National Geographic Young Explorer
to help in visualizing how advances in the micro (biogeochemistry) are expanding the understanding of the macro (ecology).If you have any articles, papers, publications, or presentations that you’d love to have illustrated, do get in touch!