Category Archives: Research life

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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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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Raising the roofs at DIRECT

It’s hard to believe that it’s already June.  For me, it means that my summer climate treatments at the DIRECT project are now underway.  Last week was a flurry of activity at the study site as we had to clean … Continue reading

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PhD Milestones: Obstacles and Opportunities

I’m now approximately half way through my PhD!  This is both very exciting and a bit scary.  I’m really eager to see the outcome of my efforts, to take the disparate threads of data from different experiments and tests, and … Continue reading

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Catching up and weeding out

It has been a while since I last wrote something for the blog.  I won’t bother with excuses, but will just direct you to Frantecol’s post No Time!   I just seem to have too much I need to do, too … Continue reading

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