Endangered earthworms

Today is Endangered Species Day, which aims to make people aware about endangered species, why they are threatened and how they can be helped. An endangered species is one where its population is especially low, when the last have gone it is classed as extinct. Around the internet today there will be lots of articles …

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Fieldwork finished!

After what feels like ages (actually, 5 months is quite a long time!) I have finished my fieldwork, hurrah! I sampled soil and leaf-litter invertebrates, and microbes, in total of 38 sites in 6 different land-use types (deciduous forest, coniferous forest, heathland, pasture, cropland and urban areas) with the aim to compare how species differ …

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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 – 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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Earthworm Watch at the Bristol Festival of Nature

I was able to attend the Bristol Festival of Nature thanks to a grant from the British Ecological Society. I was fortunate to be the first beneficiary of the Regional Funding Scheme which provides support for researchers to undertake public engagement activities. The Bristol Festival of Nature is the UK's largest celebration of the natural world with two days …

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Throwback Thursday – A royally good earthworm meeting (June 2014)

This week's Throwback Thursday looks back at the Earthworm Society of Britain field trip to Richmond Park in 2014. A couple of weekends a go I attended a meeting organised by the Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB), this two day event consisted of a field trip to Richmond Park on the Saturday followed by a …

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