In my first interview for 2021, I talk with Professor Andrew Boulton – probably best known for his work on the ecology of intermittent streams and the hyporheic zone (that cryptic environment within the wetted sediments of many streams and rivers) and his co-authored textbook Australian Freshwater Ecology – about the origins of his love of aquatic ecology, his obsession with temporary waters, a Eureka moment during his post-doc in Arizona, the many collaborations with Australian and international freshwater scientists, editing a scientific journal, and how work keeps falling out of the sky, even after ‘retirement’ aged 47. It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with him and chat about his career, his science and the serendipitous nature of life and work.
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