Last week, I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Jane Goodall and attend her tour. I have been a volunteer for the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots organisation for a few years now, I was previously the state coordinator but due to #phdlife I gave that up. As I am still a volunteer though, I got to help organise the […]
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Cristina Márquez, and I am a Latina marine biologist and wildlife educator! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation from New College of Florida (USA) and an MSc in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). During my undergraduate degree I was lucky enough to travel all over the […]
It appears the Beyonce of the sea has yet to make her appearance because it’s simply not about just putting a ring on it in the underwater world. Here are our top three courtship rituals: The Stage 5 Clinger: Male Deep Sea Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) do not have a digestive system. If they wish to survive, once they’re born, they must […]
Visiting Iceland was the number 1 item on my Bucketlist (see my full Bucketlist here). & I am happy to say that it exceeding expectations, immensely. Most places I travel to remind me of other places I’ve been, or places I’ve virtually been to (seen in movies or on TV). But Iceland is like no place I’ve ever been before. […]
Sophie is an environmental conservationist and countryside ranger, follow her on Instagram here. 05:30am: Every day I wake up at 05:30, it’s a quick rush out of the door and into the car to face my long and dark commute to work. As someone who is passionate about the environment around us my daily commute is something that I would […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Katelyn, masters student researching contaminants (specifically mercury) in arctic breeding shorebirds
Hey there! This is Katelyn here, taking over the guest blog this week. I originally hail from the urban soup of southern Ontario, Canada. But I’m currently completing my Master’s in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I promise its not that hard to pronounce, say it with me: “sask-catch-e-wan”. Me, with a Scaup duckling while conducting avian influenza monitoring in Saskatchewan. Anyways, a […]
Hello everyone! I’m Steph and I’m a 4th year veterinary student in Australia. As you can imagine, my life currently revolves around animals, and when I’m not studying at university, I’m working at my local vet hospital, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, or teaching pig handling at the university farm. I’m currently working on a research project as part […]
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 […]
It is my birthday today & I am turning 24, so to celebrate I thought I would write a 24 item Bucketlist. I realised recently just how fragile & short life is, so I thought it was about time to work out what I want to achieve and start ticking things off. So here goes…. Visit Iceland See a wild […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Tamanna, Wildlife Conservationist researcher, currently focusing on identifying Asian Elephants.
A day in the life of Tamanna (Wildlife Conservationist researcher). Hi, I’m Tamanna from India. I am a wildlife conservationist and I currently work as a researcher in Pondicherry University. I’m interested in understanding how humans and wildlife interact with each other in human modified landscapes, particularly crop plantations such as tea and coffee. My current research deals with identifying […]