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Sharing the joy of discovery

Ten undergraduate students, my graduate student John Sproul, and me.  Over the next ten weeks we will go into the field, find beetles, look at them under the microscope, do dissections, photograph them, make predictions about species boundaries, extract their DNA, PCR some genes, get them sequenced, see gene trees that result, database and blog the results, generate new ideas about species boundaries, decide on more field work, and repeat.   977 more words

Revising Bembidiina

Goodbye spring

Goodbye, spring, it is sad to part again after this awfully short reunion!

We have had some sunny days, hinting towards the beautiful season that should be on its way. 181 more words


Top 5 things to keep in mind while heading out for rural Fieldwork

Are you heading out for fieldwork and need a quick tip? This snapshot comes from my fieldwork in Bangor, Kolkata (Eastern India) in Feb, 2015… 16 more words

Lily David

Sediment Trap Resetting March 2015

If you were looking out over Rostherne Mere on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March you might have seen three Loughborough University Postgraduates pulling up a pair of large white boxes from a rickety looking raft between two small boats. 300 more words

Alan Radbourne

when one door closes...

another one opens!

Unfortunately the odd phenology in California this year + inadequate planning on my part resulted in my seed addition plants dying out before making it to full biomass. 109 more words


Dealing with Loneliness during Fieldwork

Fieldwork can be a great time: you get out of the office, possibly out of Durham and out of the country, to go and do fieldwork in an exotic and distant land like Burkina Faso.  381 more words

Burkina Faso

Changes in the climate

It is already a month ago that my flight back to the Netherlands took off without me on board. Instead of returning to my country I dived into a new project. 1,045 more words