Hi, my name is Jan Heuschele and I am a biologist with a passion for science illustration and outreach. I study pelagic ecology, sexual selection and chemical communication in planktonic organisms and coastal fish, and how the environment can influence these processes. After doing research in Finland, Bergen, Sweden and Denmark, I am currently at the University of Oslo looking at the effects of multiple environmental stressors and “personality” in zooplankton.
I use Google Analytics on heuschele.com and the subpages “The world of Hopfs” and “Otto the copepod”. Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about my visitors. It’s something like an advanced guestbook.
What does Google Analytics record?
What website you came from to get here. How long you stay for. What kind of computer you’re using. And quite a bit more.
What do I do with your data?
The tracking information allows me to better understand the kind of people who come to my site and what content they’re reading. This allows me to make better decisions about design and writing. Occasionally, I will compile aggregate statistics for myself about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting. All of my activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.