Thursday, January 26, 2012

Published author: A Sneak Preview!

Remember a small project I started working on back in, ehm, 2003? Also known as the Annotated Bibliography? I spent weeks upon weeks writing it, together with three scientists, of which one retired in the process... Once we were ready for publication, we were told it needed to be edited and translated.  Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the whole process was delayed, but finally, I can now provide you with a sneak preview of our much anticipated Annotated Bibliography of White and Red Pine: Silviculture, Management and Ecology, 1960-2007.

I have to admit I am quite proud. Finally a publication with my name on it ;) As Nolan put it: you're now a published author. True!!
It turned into a project of patience, but I think in the end it was well worth it. If all goes well, I should have the official PDF version by tomorrow (Friday), and paper copies should be ready for distribution by Monday. And trust me, I'll be promoting it far and wide!

In other news, we officially started our marathon training, and actually signed up for the Ottawa Marathon as well. Sunday, May 27th, so at least we still have a few weeks to get into shape. We will need that time. Absolutely. But so far so good, and with our treadmill, it will be hard to come up with excuses of not to run!

Yesterday I spent most of the day facilitating at the Collaborative Management Day (if you want to know more about it, search for #GOC3 on Twitter), and even though I was somewhat nervous, it went quite well. It was a great learning experience (you don't get to facilitate groups of 80 people very often), but the theme (collaboration) was also very interesting and relevant to my job. So all in all, an exhaustive but good day.


  1. congrats...and you did a fantastic job of facilitating by the way

  2. Thanks Simon. I had fun doing it!