The pitfalls of pitfall traps

For the last couple of months I have been doing fieldwork in the New Forest - a National Park in my home county of Hampshire. The New Forest was previously sampled by the Natural History Museum Soil Biodiversity Group during the New Forest Qualitative Inventory in 2010 and I have been revisiting some of the sites and …

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Going into the Blue…

Last week I was fortunate to attend the NERC Into the Blue public engagement event in Manchester with the British Ecological Society.  Into the blue Manchester was held at the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport and featured forty exhibits staffed by NERC scientists and associates, interactive activities, aircraft tours and live talks. I volunteered for two …

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Throwback Thursday – Eek I’m a PhD student! (October 2014)

This final #throwbackthursday looks back to the interview and application process for my PhD, I can hardly believe that is was two years ago and I am now a third year! #gulp Well technically I’m a MPhil student, since you first register fro that and then apply for an ‘upgrade’. Checking some old text messages …

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Science Uncovered 2016

Science Uncovered is part of European Researchers' Night, and is a free annual festival of science held at various institutions across the UK giving the public the opportunity to discover rare items from the Museum collections, meet experts and take part in interactive science stations, debates and behind-the-scenes tours. This is the fourth Science Uncovered I have …

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Throwback Thursday – sorting litter at home and abroad (July 2014)

Today I look back at my volunteer work sorting leaf litter samples with the Natural History Museum Soil Biodiversity Group. Since I finished volunteering on the BESS Earthworm Project I have been continuing to work in the Natural History Museum Soil Biodiversity Group sorting leaf litter samples on my day off. After the sieved leaf litter …

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Throwback Thursday – A day in the woods with the Soil Biodiversity Group (July 2014)

This week's #throwbackthursday looks back at fieldwork as part of the Natural History Museum Soil Biodiversity Group NVC project. I recently took a day off volunteer on fieldwork with the Natural History Museum Soil Biodiversity Group – my first fieldwork with the group since the BESS Earthworm Project, and a nice change from the pollinator …

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