Where Are All the Earth Science Bloggers?

It’s time to play a game! Where are all the earth science bloggers? Are geologists genetically inclined to dislike the nontechnical nature of the blogosphere? Or are we being discriminated against by our colleagues in physics and biology?

The following are all the active earth science bloggers of which I am aware:

Also of note: Transect Points has a list of soil science bloggers here.

I haven’t included very many LiveJournallers, because there’s like a billion of them and I’m too lazy to sort through. But you can find people interested in geophysics, geology, geodynamics, and hydrogeology, among other things. I update the list every few months or so. If you think you belong here, leave a comment below!

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  1. Schmerles wrote:

    i´m a german geologist and frequently i have a look here

  2. E Hearn wrote:

    Holy moly – John Vidale has a blog!
    Seriously though, re: earth science blogs… I found this blog yesterday and figured it was the only one.

  3. Pharyngula wrote:

    Seeking earth scientists
    This just won't do. Over at Green Gabbro, Yami asks where all the webloggers of a certain minority group* are, and her approach is to go looking for them, ask for more suggestions, and actually link to them herself, as if her question were not rhe…

  4. mikez wrote:

    Found this site through Pharyngula. I assumed there weren’t any earth science blogs so I never bothered to look. Surprise surprise. I’m a geographer specializing in geoinformatics, but I never post on it (I get more than I can handle each day at work), so I probably shouldn’t be included.

  5. Irene wrote:

    I am a geographer from Munich / Germany, just photoblogging at the moment, and found you via Pharyngula (which I found via The Panda’s Thumb which I found on Antievolution.org, linked on Talk.Origins which I found by hazard on Paleos.org…. now back to blogs, the end of the internet and its evolution )

  6. yami wrote:

    mikez: Piffle! Content is secondary to an invisible yet all-permeating geo-ness. But I’ll warn off those who might be hunting for shop talk
    Schmerles, Irene: hoorah!
    E Hearn: Moly indeed!

  7. WolverineTom wrote:

    Earth science bloggers unite!

  8. Linkmeistere wrote:

    I’m not an earth science type, but I have a volcanologist on my blogroll, mostly because of the glorious pictures of Antarctica she publishes.

  9. Sabine wrote:

    I’m shocked that there are so few of us… Wow.

  10. yami wrote:

    Yeah. I was all excited for a bit there, but the motherlode emptied fast. Still a few hiding around the nth pages of Google searches, though…

  11. Heading Out wrote:

    I don’t know if blogging about Hubbert’s Peak and the geological problems at Ghawar count but Prof G and I are writing about that at The Oil Drum (http://theoildrum.blogspot.com)

  12. Yanes wrote:

    Such a small world- I’ve *MET* one of those other bloggers doing my own geo-bohemian things… in addition to being ex-roommate/coworker/lab pardner with this blogmaster

  13. wildlifer wrote:

    I’m an ecologist whose started a blog here: http://www.bloglines.com/blog/Wildlifer
    But am not sure as of yet, how much I will blog.

  14. yami wrote:

    Yeah, I was wondering if you two knew each other – Antarctica is a small place. Unless you’re a penguin.

  15. Dave wrote:

    Crazy! Just checking the links to see how people got to my site and found this page. Awesome compilation of links there. It is kind of sad that there are so few of us.

  16. Different Dave wrote:

    Pseudo-defunct. When I graduated college I lost high-speed-connected-all-the-time-ness. And now I’m a teacher so I have no free time (though, while certified in ES, I actually teach physics, oh well). So, someday, perhaps. I still have the Bryce Canyon background image though. So defunct or not, I count for something.

  17. John Vidale wrote:

    Holy Moly, that’s why I’m seeing hits from UBC.

  18. Yorrike wrote:

    Looks like I’m joining the party a little late here, but I don’t care. Rock on? No, perhaps not.
    Anyway, my blog isn’t really a geology blog per se, I just write about geology a lot, since it’s a big part of my life at the moment (and hopefully in the future once this degree is done with).
    Nice list, I’ll be signing up to a few of those shortly

  19. Taupe wrote:

    My blog Connaissances is about geology (right on), poetry (eh?) and France (wot!).
    And if I can get all of these subjects in the same sentence, that suits me fine. It’s a good list here, but it needs a lot more yet.
    You could also check out Hexacontium, another geo-blogger who has some great pictures she took down a salt mine.

  20. Al wrote:

    Every now and then we come across a situation that doesn`t provide a clear and definite answere. I have one concerning a mineral that we all know and pretty much take for granted and that is pyrite.
    Most of us know that it appears in three crystal forms..cubic, pyritohedron and more rarely octahedrons. The question that I have is “why”. In the same mineral, what causes the variations and combinations ie: cubo-octahedral. In my locality the octahedron is predominate and in others such as Spain, cubes are predominate. Is there a geo-magnetic/chemical/temperature combination at play?
    So far from the experts in the field that I have talked to the answere is not forthcoming.

  21. BJ Burger wrote:

    I’m a geology graduate student in Colorado who maintains a blog on vertebrate paleontology research.

  22. Andrew Alden wrote:

    The new Google blog search led me here–greetings all! I clearly need to organize myself an RSS feed. Geo-blogs are growing to critical mass.
    I’m a geology website editor and essayist, trying to make up for the fieldwork I missed at college.

  23. yami wrote:

    So what happens when we go critical?

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  26. Lab Lemming wrote:

    See you at Enceladus now qualifies for this list, ’cause babbler just started an earth science degree.

  27. azlina wrote:

    I was looking for geologist-blogger when I stumbled upon this website.
    I am currently working in Malaysia, used to work as borehole geologist
    (image logs like FMI, OBMI) for Slb, before moving on to field geology (correlation, reserve/volumetric, modelling, etc)
    Waiting for my turn to be able to go for field trip in the USA maybe, apart from my previous trip to the Southern Pyrennes in Spain.

    see ya! ciao,

  28. Hobart wrote:

    Not quite a blog, but links to geology news is posted here.

  29. Mark A. Wilson wrote:

    Here’s our new department blog, if this isn’t too late:


  30. Christine wrote:

    I just started an environmental/earth science blog, feel free to add it to the list.

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