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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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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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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