Alright, this is a little passé now that I’m back, but I think I’d be remiss talking about all of our adventures on Redonda, Antigua, and Great Bird Island without at least mentioning some of the preparations.
Preparing for the Redonda expedition was...Read the full article.
Hi Everyone! I’m back from the Redonda trip safe and sound. I’m not so thrilled to be greeted by the biggest snowstorm of the year in Boston though. Antigua and Barbuda gave me a taste of summer we’re not going to see here until July.
Anyway, Redonda was a glorious adventure and I’m spending the storm queueing up videos, pictures and stories to share right here.
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Lakes across the world are increasingly impacted by human activities, which can cause ‘cocktails’ of multiple stressors to affect their ecological health and status. Nutrient pollution and rising water temperatures are causing eutrophic blooms of toxic cyanobacteria in many shallow lakes, whilst abstraction pressures for drinking and irrigation is lowering water levels (or even drying out) on...Read the full article.
By lunchtime our brains were buzzing. At this point, each of us had participated in two workshops and listened to presentations on pursing a career in conservation. There was a lot to take in, but no better time or place to discuss a future working in conservation than with people already working for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the British Ecological Society (BES).
The day was organised around four major topics: how to publish your science; how disseminate your work to a broad (non-scientific) audience; how to format your CV for a non-academic career and how to apply for a job in academia. Each topic was discussed in groups of ten for 45 minutes before moving on. We were given published articles, CVs and job vacancies to discuss, before getting into our own situations and outlooks. In between group tasks, there were presentations by Dr Nathalie Pettorelli and Dr Noëlle Kümpel on their experiences and (very different) career pathways. It was intense,...Read the full article.