Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Riley, PhD Candidate studying community ecology

Hi, my name is Riley Lovejoy and I am a PhD candidate studying community ecology at the University of Alabama (USA). My work focuses on aquatic communities, using freshwater plankton as a study system. I am especially interested in the influence of invasive species (those that have been introduced to an area through human transport and have a strong, negative, […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Kathryn, PhD Candidate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. I’m in my 6th year and wrapping up at the end of this year! It’s a bittersweet time for me because my graduate experience has been incredible, challenging, but incredible. I’ve been given the opportunity to teach field courses both locally […]

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Feature Day in the Life of: Dr. Kate, recently PhDone student in ecology and evolutionary biology

Hey, I’m Kate (click here for instagram), recently PhinisheD grad student in ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz. I studied the recovery of an endangered marine snail, black ablane, from a disease outbreak in the 1980s, and looked at where we find them years later on the Channel Islands of California. I knew that sea otters, a threatened […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Kat, a first year PhD student researching the effects of oil palm monoculture on orangutan behaviour.

Day in the life of Kat (PhD student):  Selamat Pagi! I’m Kat from Bristol in the UK, and I’m a first year PhD student currently studying the effects of oil palm monoculture on orangutan behaviour and feeding ecology. I can talk for England, so here is my attempt at a concise summary of my current life. At the moment I […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Steph, a PhD student & manta ray researcher.

A day in the life of Steph (PhD student & manta ray researcher): PhD candidate at University of Western Australia (UWA) and manta ray researcher at the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Steph Venables spends her time between Perth, Western Australia and Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Her research focuses on the population genetics of reef manta rays in Raja Ampat and Mozambique. For Steph the […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Cari, Masters student & co-founder of the Bugs&Stuff podcast.

The sixth featured ‘day in the life of’ post is from Cari who is the cofounder of the podcast Bugs&Stuff and is the face behind the Instagram super_cari & the blog http://www.ritzenresearch.wordpress.com. A day in the life of Cari (Masters student): Hello everyone! I’m Cari, a second year Masters student (finishing up in August!) at Bowling Green State University in Ohio! I study […]

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