Welcome to Green Tea and Velociraptors, home of Dr. Jon Tennant.

Hello from the top of the Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Hello from the top of the Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacan, Mexico.

NEWS: As of November 2019, I have completed my research fellowships at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, and the Southern Denmark University Library in Odense. Go Open Science!

I am now taking a sabbatical for an indefinite period in order to continue my research, recover psychologically from the last several years of my life, meditate, travel, and continue writing blog articles/books. If you would like to support my work, please check out my Patreon page.

About me

completed my PhD in January 2017 at Imperial College London in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, where I was awarded the Janet Watson award for research excellence. I’m a Palaeontologist by training, which means I know all the ‘Ross from Friends’ jokes, and yes, I do work on dinosaurs. My primary scientific research focuses on patterns of biodiversity and extinction in deep time, and the biological, geological and environmental controls of these patterns. Apparently, I seem to have also developed a keen interest in the evolutionary history of crocodiles and their ancestors.

You can also find a comprehensive list of my research publications, all of which are Open Access. Code to add and analyse citation and Altmetric data is also provided here.

Science for society

As of the beginning of 2018, I have gone a bit rogue/independent, and spend most of my time doing a combination of research, talks/workshops, travel, scientific communication and consultancy, and working on my own projects.

I am extremely passionate about science communication, public access to scientific knowledge, the wider impact of scholarly communication on society, and improving research culture. I’m also deeply interested in current trends in open scholarship, and have authored many articles, and given countless workshops, webinars, and public talks, including keynotes, on the topic. Much of my current research now focuses on ‘open science’, and also peer review.

Boring stuff

You can get in contact with me easily by email.

Thoughts on this site are my own and do not reflect those of my employers or collaborators.

Header image credit: Heidi Arnhold

11 thoughts on “

  1. Very interested in the Yutyrannus huali piece. When you say pdfs available on request . . ? (looks hopeful if not appealing)

  2. Loved the “…i know all the Ross jokes” punch…classic! 🙂

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Hey Jon! I am Saloni Rose, a master’s student specialising in Biological sciences from India. I will start my PhD next year. I was wondering if I should start a website i.e if I should buy a domain and host it. Could you give me some tips ?

  4. Jon, Hey, liked your peer review slides. We are building a DLT based platform for linking, finding and citing all research artifacts and would love to explore the proof of concept idea you mentioned on your last slide. Let me know if you’d like to discuss. Best. cm

  5. Dear Jon,
    I read your article in the Guardian about Elsevier’s corruption of Open Access and wonder if you are also following the variant of this corruption recently made known by Cody Hanson’s work: the monitoring of scientists by user tracking on publishing platforms:


    Technically, this may not be a surprise, an expectable disappointment, but it is the anchoring of surveillance capitalism at the heart of science when scientists are tracked in their information behavior and ultimately in their entire online lives in this way and science is then controlled with this data. And it is a corruption of Open Science if Open Access publications are also used for it as long as they are on the publishing platforms.

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