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Yaaay, Fecal Sacs!

Remember last blog post when I said the birds probably didn’t have nestlings yet? The DAY after I posted, I went out and taped some colonies in Whitehorse and I found proof that at least some of the colonies had nestlings. 589 more words


Introducing "Alamala"

This week I joined in on a project looking at the effect of the introduction of livestock grazing to dry tropical scrub.

The work is based at a site known as Alamala, just outside of Catamayo.   30 more words

Dispatches from the field turns one!

Great stories frequently come out of fieldwork, but all too often, field biologists have nowhere to tell them. So one year ago, the three of us started this blog, Dispatches from the Field, to provide a place to share those stories. 377 more words


Pressing the Big Red Button

Field Work

That’s right, after a few weeks in preparation I’ve finally pushed the big red button marked “Contact people and ask for interviews… 687 more words

PhD Year 3

Meet the lizard crews!

While I was doing my work on black-chinned hummingbirds, I was fortunate to share the field station with two awesome research crews studying lizards. The first crew, consisting of Anthony Gilbert, a graduate student from Ohio University, and his field assistant Cassie Thompson, who recently finished her undergraduate at OU, are studying ornate tree lizard (below) color polymorphism (when individuals in a single species are colored differently) and climate change. 169 more words

Verkkoväkivaltakyselyn alustavia - yllättäviä - tuloksia

Kesähelteet saapuivat juuri parahiksi, kun pitäisi istua koneen äärellä tiiviisti nenä ruudussa artikkeleita kirjoittaen. Yleensä kelien lämpenemisellä on suora yhteys työtehokkuuden laskemiseen, mutta takapihan terassilla on yllättävän hyvä työskennellä myös kovemmallakin helteellä. 478 more words


Preparing for fieldwork!

Although the fieldwork phase of my research won’t start until April 2016 I’m always keen to get out and about and surveying things.

So next week I’m helping out with a project run by Helen Ullathorne and Al Oswald, continuing a survey of the World War One practice trenches near Redmires Reservoir, overlooking Sheffield. 321 more words