"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.

Blog: Roan du Feu, PhD student - Fieldwork at the Scottish Association of Marine Science

Blog: Philip Chapman, PhD student - Fieldwork in Borneo, South East Asia

Blog: Rowan Schley, PhD Student - Fieldwork in Ecuador

Fieldwork Photos

Alistair Boyce Fieldwork

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

Phil Chapman (Cohort 1) researching how forest fragmentation impacts on mammal communities in Borneo

Roan du Feu

Roan du Feu (Cohort 1) collecting substrate and water column samples and learning about different data collection methods, Scotland

Fieldwork Photos

Alex Hughes

Alex Hughes (Cohort 2) investigating potential boulder sampling localities Ojai Valley, California

Victoria Burton

Victoria Burton (Cohort 1) sampling soil and leaf litter biodiversity in New Forest, Hampshire

Robert Allen

Robert Allen (Cohort 3) instilling a temporary seismic land-station in the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles

Fieldwork Photos

Sam Brooke & Stephen Watkins

Sam Brooke & Stephen Watkins (Cohort 1) doing a Wolman Point Count to derive the grain-size in Death Valley, California

Demetrius Martins

Demetrius Martins (Cohort 1) on site to measure wood and leaf traits in Cairns, Australia

Cally Ham

Cally Ham (Cohort 2) putting GPS collars on badgers in Cornwall