Since starting research as an undergrad, my seabird fieldwork has required me to disappear to some odd end of the world for a few months each year. My family and friends have always been supportive, though I was usually met with a slew of questions like you're going to go live on a ... volcano?, wait … Continue reading A death half a world away
Field work has its ups and downs. It can be the best time of our lives and sometimes the most difficult. This weeks blog comes to you from Olivia Box telling her story of tackling those less than ideal conditions in a one of a kind place. We learn a lot about ourselves in the … Continue reading Things take the time they take.
This week's blog is coming at you from Madagascar! Dive into the beautiful words and stories of Dr. Karen Samonds and how she has learned to raise her family with field work lovingly entwined. Exploration and paleontology have always been my passion. While most of my job involves sitting at a desk and typing away … Continue reading PALEONTOLOGIST MOM
We've all been there. It's a special day you normally celebrate with your family. But, instead, you're with a small group of people in a remote field location. What is one to do?! Embrace field celebrations, that's what!! Being in the field for someone's birthday or another holiday is a great time to get creative. … Continue reading There’s no place like the field for the holidays
We've all had to deal with things in the field and this week Becky Friesen shares her story of dealing with a cyst in the middle of a tropical rainforest. I, myself, have had a similar experience and it's nice to know I'm not the only one! Working in the field is a fully immersive … Continue reading Medical MGMT
A great read from a fem field biologist this week! As we wind down the field season, or perhaps jump into one, this is a great reminder of what it takes to be in the field. This weeks post comes to you from Alyssa Eby as she shares some of those greasy moments that are … Continue reading Showering in the Field… or Lack There Of.
This week, we're taking the plunge into the world of scientific diving! Elisabeth is an active scientific diver and is sharing some of her diving experiences along with some excellent tips for aspiring divers. By: Elisabeth A. Maxwell(@studentofwater) I’ve been diving for about seven years and have been fortunate to experience a range of diving … Continue reading Adventuring into Scientific Diving
The Boreal summer is in full swing up north, so this week we are featuring some of the responses from our #FemFieldAdvice survey! Keep an eye on Twitter - we’ll be posting more throughout the day and helping to amplify others’ advice, too! Michelle Lavery (@JMichelleLavery) Feminine wipes and micellar water/face wipes can keep you … Continue reading July’s #FemFieldAdvice
Well, it's almost officially summer up here in the Northern Hemisphere, and this week, in lieu of our normal blog post, we're trying to collate everyone's one favorite tip/trick for the field on #FemFieldAdvice. Feel free to fill out the survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFFtgzhtQju8BbvazvO9Xh9gN6cOuv-XEBTI8M32qtJRP8PA/viewform or just tweet @FemFieldSecrets under #FemFieldAdvice. Thanks, and happy fielding!
Packing for the field is never easy. A simple list of long sleeves and warm socks can help guide you but there always seems to be more than meets the eye. How many long sleeves? How many warm socks? It can be both overwhelming and exciting to pack your whole life away into two small … Continue reading Pack Rat