Researcher for a week

Since arriving at university for my MRes I have had some great experiences already. Despite only beginning my masters a week ago I feel I am already more aware of how being a researcher can become a career, and what is expected of a post grad. At the introductory seminar I attended me and the…

The Primatologists who Started it All

This week saw the biggest gathering of primatologists ever. The joint conference between the International primatological society and the American Society of Primatologists in Chicago brought researchers from across the globe to present and discuss their work and meet others in the field. Whilst some of us unfortunately couldn’t attend this historic moment, and to celebrate international…

Onto the Ark – Which Species to Save?

No longer can the effects of human activities on the planet be questioned. Wide-scale deforestation, acidification of the oceans, depleted fish stocks and climate change have resulted in tens of thousands of species being pushed to extinction. With so many species at risk of being lost forever, and limited resources to protect them, which species…

The Road to Research in the Field The Unglamorous Truth

  The dream phase “That’s what I’m going to do!” Maybe you watched the latest documentary in amazement as a scientists swam with sharks. Scuba gear strapped to their back. Camera in hand swimming amongst the reef to catch footage for their research as a soft lulling voice describes the tragedy of shark persecution. It…