Tag Archives: Fieldwork

What is a forest?

It’s such a simple question, everyone knows what a forest is. Or do they? I thought I knew, until I started my masters project. It is on deforestation hotspots, using a global satellite-derived dataset available from Google Earth. Unsurprisingly, I came across … Continue reading

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Spending summer vacation in the New World Tropics

Or, what you probably don’t want to do in your penultimate year vacation if you’re interested in a research career. I’m going into my third and final year in Natural Sciences (going to be specialising in Zoology) here in the … Continue reading

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From beef to mush – the last geology field trip.

It has been a pretty good past two or so weeks. My third and very sadly, last geology field trip (7 – 17 Apr 2014). I don’t think I ever got round to blogging any of my field trips here … Continue reading

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The Tropical Marine Science Institute – a starting point that may soon be coming to an end?

Back from an unexpected hiatus (I’ve got a pile of drafts that never made it out), and only something this drastic would spur me to put blogging here a priority. The news came out a couple of weeks ago that … Continue reading

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From the West to the East, from mangroves to seagrasses.

Had a most enjoyable day last Saturday, 21 September 2013, one of the most awesome Saturdays one could ever ask for. I woke up bright and early to head to Kranji East mangroves for International Coastal Cleanup Singapore’s annual cleanup. … Continue reading

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Elephants, fences, and the “Wild Bush” (and a snapshot of the Indian Ocean)

I’m finally back in Singapore after 11 months, having spent the last month in South Africa on a biodiversity research expedition with Operation Wallacea. With 10 other university students from the UK, USA and Canada, we spent 3 weeks at Struwig Eco … Continue reading

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Conservation here and there.

Haven’t really been blogging here for quite a while. After the two field trips before the last university term, I’ve just been preoccupied with revision and exams, and now I’m on my next field trip at Juniper Hall, Surrey (England), … Continue reading

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