Author Archives: Sarah

Thesis writing is a pain in the arm

Tips for avoiding or coping with thesis-induced tendonitis I’ve been having some pain in my arm since about January, but since I’ve finished my lab work and been based solely at the computer, it has become unbearable. I tried changing … Continue reading

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From lab to laptop

Good news – I just finished the final bit of lab work for my PhD!  It’s about two months later than planned due to a series of delays, but it’s finished!  Of course there is now the long process of … Continue reading

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Have science, will travel… my Australian work/holiday mash-up

Much of ecology requires field work, and this often means travelling to exciting places.  My husband, who studies forests, spends a lot of time trying to convince undergraduate students that ecology is not all about travel and adventure in exotic … Continue reading

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‘Digging Deeper’ – the first meeting of the Plants-Soils-Ecosystems group

I just spent the last two days at a really great research meeting in London!  Of course I would say that, because I helped to organise it… I am the student representative for the Plants-Soils-Ecosystems special interest group of the … Continue reading

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INTECOL 2013 – Better late than never!

I had hoped to post during the INTECOL 2013 conference in London at the end of August, but there was simply too much going on.  It was the best conference I have ever attended and I was so busy attending … Continue reading

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Back on the blog

It’s been an incredibly hectic summer for me, which has left me with little time for blogging.  I’ve been busy with field work, lab work, reports, festivals with the BES roadies, workshop planning with the BES Plants Soils Ecosystems group, … Continue reading

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The impact of our N-prints

I’m currently working on the final bits of analysis for the nitrogen addition experiment at DIRECT.  This is looking at the combined effects of climate change and nitrogen pollution in our grassland system.  Despite the fact that nitrogen gas (N2) … Continue reading

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