"On-the-ground" first-hand experience through fieldwork
An important aspect for some of our SSCP DTP students' PhD is engagement in fieldwork. Where possible, students are encouraged to explore opportunities out of the lab or office to gain knowledge, data, and hands-on experience to support their research. Fieldwork is conducted in many areas of the UK as well as around the world. Currently, excursions have taken our students to Cornwall, India, Rwanda, South East Canada, Malaysian Borneo, South Georgia, the Pyrenees, Greece, Germany, Cyprus, the USA and Antarctica just to name a few.
Hear from some of our students who have completed fieldwork by clicking on the links below. We encourage our students to write an informative reflection post after they return from fieldwork so that others can learn from and share in their experiences.
Alistair Boyce (Cohort 1) ands Chris Ogden (Cohort 3) after securing sonar panels and inslutating the seismic station equipment on Madaris Peak, Cyprus
Phil Chapman (Cohort 1) researching how forest fragmentation impacts on mammal communities in Borneo
Roan du Feu (Cohort 1) collecting substrate and water column samples and learning about different data collection methods, Scotland
Alex Hughes (Cohort 2) investigating potential boulder sampling localities Ojai Valley, California
Victoria Burton (Cohort 1) sampling soil and leaf litter biodiversity in New Forest, Hampshire
Robert Allen (Cohort 3) instilling a temporary seismic land-station in the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles
Sam Brooke & Stephen Watkins (Cohort 1) doing a Wolman Point Count to derive the grain-size in Death Valley, California
Demetrius Martins (Cohort 1) on site to measure wood and leaf traits in Cairns, Australia
Cally Ham (Cohort 2) putting GPS collars on badgers in Cornwall