Kevin J Badik

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    The Nature Conservancy

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm interested in conservation, community ecology, and how fire interacts with plants.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I think carnivorous plants are the coolest! My favorite is probably Darlingtonia californica, also called the cobra plant or California pitcher plant.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Working in science can be very rewarding, but it can also be very frustrating. You can work on a problem or experiment for a long time before you figure it out. You need patience, which isn't always easy.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I like trying to solve problems, and as a scientist I get to do that. Also, because of my job I've had the chance to travel and work in some amazing places, like Alaska, China, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Some days, it doesn't feel like a job at all!

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

Recent Posts

shstomcospring2022 project 2 Kevin J Badik

Do you have any other plans for measuring your plants now that they have gone to seed? For example, we often use seed weight as a measure of how healthy the seeds and plants are.

shstomcospring2022 project 2 Kevin J Badik

It may be helpful to start putting your observations into Excel or something similar so that you can start seeing the data. I would suggest you put all the data in (and not just averages).

shstomcospring2022 project 2 Kevin J Badik

That's an interesting observation. If you have access to a thermometer, you might see if there is a difference in temperature between the two treatments.

 

Skills & Endorsements

  • Challenges Student Thinking
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  • Experienced
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  • Knowledgeable
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  • Responsive
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