The British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016

If a scientist does research and doesn’t tell anyone about it, have they done research at all? Communicating results of our research to other scientists is essential, it allows others to critique it and make recommendations, build on our work and make decisions about how to manage issues based on the results. Scientists communicate the …

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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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