After spending approximately a million hours on my essay for Quaternary science, it’s all finally over, in what has easily been the most challenging term (though arguably the most rewarding) yet. Michigan I got to spend just under two weeks with my love, Catherine, after nearly 8 months apart, and it was wonderful. The little… Read More Another Term Ends
The CGES California field course finally ended today, after an excellent 10 days encompassing several sites within Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada. We’ve been lucky enough to get a real taste of the diverse environments that California has to offer, from the searing deserts near Bishop’s Tuff to the geothermal springs and salt… Read More California Field Course: Yosemite to the Sierra Nevada
It’s been a long, long time since I last blogged about the expedition, which is probably attributable to blood pressure. Being in the hot seat of an expedition is incredibly exciting and rewarding, but also incredibly taxing. You are responsible for an awful lot, but I don’t think I’d have it any other way. Against… Read More Perhentians: Ready at Last!
It has been weeks since I’ve posted about my goal of doing Postgraduate study at a solid American Uni, but believe me, the desire is very much alive and well. I’ve had a meeting with the Exeter Career Zone which offered some useful advice, though I gather that they don’t get many students doing this!… Read More Road to Grad School: The List Narrows
After a year out of university due to illness, I finally returned this week to start second year afresh. With most of my lecturers (and old friends) out in California and New York on a field trip, my first week back was decidedly bereft of lectures themselves, with only 3 actually taking place! All the… Read More Back to University: Week 1 Review
Part 1 of the ‘Road to an Expedition’ Series. With just under a year to go until Perhentian Ecology kicks off all over again, the time has come to recruit a new team for next year. There were 3 of us in 2014, and from experience, that wasn’t quite enough for a fully fledged ecological… Read More Road to an Expedition: The Provisional Team
With some good news today, it seems like I will be heading back to the Perhentian Islands in 2016 to carry out further research on the terrestrial environment. This is pending a few important things; securing a research permit from the Economic Planning Unit of the Malaysian Government and securing funding, for a start. I intend… Read More Back to the Perhentians?