Category Archives: Recent Work

Migration routes of the Cuckoo

Cuckoo graphics

I am working with the good folks at the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) on some of the graphics across their wide range of publications in print and online.

Cuckoo BTO

Yesterday their latest research ‘Cuckoo declines linked to migration routes to Africa was published in Nature Communications.

To coincide with the publication I produced a graphic for the publication online showing the different routes used by the tagged Cuckoos on their way to Africa and back.

Cuckoo migration graphic

For sharing on social media we also produced an animated gif showing the same information. This was produced to be readable on a mobile screen and a useful thing to do for promotional purposes. The animation doesn’t work here so please look at pic.twitter.com/Fkj2dEP1lC

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Thanks to all at the BTO including Mike Toms and Viola Ross-Smith for all their help and a great paper.

NIgel

 

 

European Drug Report launched

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Yesterday, the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) launched its latest report, the European Drug Report 2016: trends and developments in Europe’s drug situation (download here) 

I have been working with the teams in Lisbon, looking at the visual design and graphics included in the report, especially how we can improve the storytelling aspect, giving the data more of a focus and appeal to the reader, both policy makers across the EU and the public.

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It’s a comprehensive and fascinating report, looking at health risks of high-potency products, the emergence of new substances, and changing patterns of drug use.

As well as the report, they also have online sections, focusing on specific drugs, such as Cocaine trafficking routes and the cannabis market as well as a study on wastewater analysis

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Thanks to all the team at EMCDDA

1 June 2016