Throwback Thursday – More earthworm bothering (November 2013)

Over one year into my PhD now, and I had been hoping to blog a little reflection on this but things have been rather hectic! Instead here is a look back to some more earthworm fieldwork I volunteered on in November 2013, digging holes in Somerset and Berkshire.   For eight days in November I …

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Throwback Thursday – Earthworm bothering in Yorkshire (October 2013)

This week's Throwback Thursday comes from my first week volunteering on what ended up being five weeks of fieldwork on the NERC funded BESS project on earthworms in pasture.  It was cold, wet and muddy week in Yorkshire, I ruined a camera and a pair of waterproof trousers, but I did get to visit the ecologically …

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Earthworms by numbers

Last week I finished sorting and identifying ‘my’ half of the Soil Biodiversity Group’s samples from the BESS Earthworm Project. The tubes from the last couple of fields were rather full, and because earthworms contain a high percentage of water this had diluted the alcohol, reducing its preserving qualities. The liquid in the samples was …

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