I have only recently realized that there are many different ways one could represent the research results, or ways to apply them. The first and basic is publication of papers in scientific journals of course, but it could be modified in many ways to diversify and avoid boredom.
The short conference proceedings and abstracts are just touching the subject, but could be useful for communication during the meetings and for short reports.
The oral presentations are interesting because you could see a researcher personally, ..for a women it is also an opportunity to wear a beautiful dress, but i am a little clumsy as this of course :).
There is another recently developed option of publishing original data in public storage domains. The data should be provided with the description of the subject, methods etc. to be understable, so that it is also a publication on its own. Just recently we have published our first dataset in GBIF (http://www.gbif.org/dataset/7648036d-fdac-4ebe-8861-9a28134adae1) which represents the data collected during Shapsha macrofungi diversity project (ShapDiv).
Another option is to give lectures (i am always afraid of this, too difficult task for me:).
Yet another option, is to guide a student’s project (master project). This requires sufficient knowledge of the research area, as well as ability to speak in simple language, to spark interest and to show the prospects of such a project. I was always quite selfish and tried to work on my own (without students) in the past, but recently one student become interested in fungal dyers and we are starting to work together.
I will not talk about lectures-excursions and education courses in the field, which is yet another broad area.
Finally, at some intersection between scientific report and art are the Conference posters. Making one requires some artistic skills to lay the text+figures on a poster clearly and beautifully. Thus, we tried with this type recently making a poster for a conference “Species concepts in fungi: new look at old problems” which will be held soon in Zvenigorod. The paper which will describe this material in details is still coming, but the results were already represented in different other ways which makes this work even more interesting.