Mud, Sweat and Tears: PhD fieldwork in Uganda

#Envisionhighlight from Laura Hunt Fieldwork presented some unique challenges, including using heavy coring equipment in deep lakes from the confines of a small inflatable boat and having to chase monkeys away from stealing limnology equipment, but was by far the highlight of PhD so far! Visiting my beautiful field sites in person gave my research […]

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Envision students’ highlights and challenges

We asked our students what their biggest highlights and challenges have been throughout their time as Envision PhD students. Both my most exciting and challenging moments were during fieldwork in Greenland this summer. Hiking for multiple hours every day was really draining, and I was nervous using expensive equipment and to finally commit to methods […]

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Adventures on an icebreaker doing Arctic science

Iceberg-Jack Garnett

Jack Garnett describes the wonder of a 3-week scientific expedition to the Arctic collecting samples for his ‘ENVISION’ PhD research into the impact of human-made pollutants in this remote region. I had tried to get fieldwork from the start of my PhD, but getting into the Arctic to collect samples is incredibly difficult, especially for […]

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Charlotte Smith – NPIF Innovation Placement Programme

Charlotte Smith

Taking part in the NPIF Innovation Placement Programme gave me an opportunity to work with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); pioneers of forest certification, who promote the responsible and sustainable management of the world’s forests. I joined the Data, Analytics, Evaluation and Learning team (iDEAL) at the very start of an ambitious project to revolutionise […]

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Best presentation runner up at Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference

Beth Francis Award

Congratulations to Beth Francis who won the “best presentation runner up” at the Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference in Plymouth. Beth says ‘The conference itself was brilliant too, one of the best I’ve been to and had some great workshops that were tailored to PhD students’.

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Mechanisms and Outcomes of Predator-Prey Interactions: Scaling Across Space and Time

Simon Karythis 400 x 400 px

In January of this year, I was fortunate enough to gain the RTSG top up funds which enabled me to attend the “Mechanisms and Outcomes of Predator-Prey Interactions: Scaling Across Space and Time” conference in California, USA. It is a prestigious biannual international conference which aims to discuss developments in the field of predator prey […]

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