This blog article is written by Sarah Cook, a third year PhD student based in the Geography Department at the University of Leicester. Her research looks at carbon losses in oil palm plantations in Southeast Asia. Here she tells us a bit about her fieldwork in Malaysia. Tropical peat swamp forests (TPSF’s) are a valuable... Continue Reading →
In this post, Eleni Wood from the Open University provides us with some reflections on the Engaging Research training course run earlier this year. The Engaging Research training was more like play than actual work, but the fact that the week was fun doesn’t mean that the skills and discussions we had during the training... Continue Reading →
In this blog post, Jasmine Wareham from the University of Leicester shares her experience of attending the NERC funded “Engaging Research: Developing productive partnerships with end-users” 5 day residential training course at the Open University. The course was run 3 times in February – March 2017 with a maximum of 10 PhD students for each... Continue Reading →
This blog post is written by 2nd year PhD student Ros Nicholls, who is based in the Geography Department at the University of Leicester. Here she tells us a bit about her PhD fieldwork in Israel. I am writing this at the end of another long day of fieldwork in Israel, having got... Continue Reading →
This is a blog post from Jasmine Wareham. Jasmine is currently in the second year of her PhD with the atmospheric chemistry group at the University of Leicester. This blog gives an introduction to her project. Since this is my first (ever) blog, I thought it would be appropriate to start with an overview of... Continue Reading →
This blog post comes from Kate Newton, a 2nd year PhD student in the Earth Sciences department at the University of Birmingham. Here she tells us a bit about what her research is all about. Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are increasing, ice is melting and sea levels are on the rise…. Climate change today... Continue Reading →
Richard Mason isa PhD student based at Loughborough University. His research combines the fields of geomorphology and ecology, as he investigates whether caddisflies, small case building insects, can be impacting the movement of sediment in rivers. Rich recently enjoyed a placement in Portland, USA, during which he gained experienceof both river management and a... Continue Reading →
Our first blog post comes from Ros who is a 2nd year CENTA PhD student based in the Geography department at the University of Leicester. Ros’ research focusses on sediment transport in rivers, which means she spends a lot of time in rivers measuring the shape, size and angularity of pebbles found on river beds, and putting this data into models. Here she tells us about what she got up to on her CENTA placement in Kenya!