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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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Winter field work

I’m very pleased to report that the flu has finally passed and I am healthy again, or as close as I’m likely to get until Spring anyway.  I am definitely a warm-weather person, and I tend to struggle a bit … Continue reading

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One year down…

I am now officially a second year PhD student.  I guess this was technically true as of the first of October, but it wasn’t really official until I passed my first year viva.  Thankfully I managed that yesterday afternoon!  My … Continue reading

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Setbacks

It’s been a long week.  I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time in front of a computer fighting with R.  For the uninitiated, R is a statistics package which can invoke both satisfaction and swearing, the balance of each depending … Continue reading

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Seasonal Change

It’s very clearly autumn now at Silwood.  The leaves may not have all changed colours yet, but it’s increasingly cool, blustery and wet outside.  I am very much a summer person, so am never thrilled by the approach of colder … Continue reading

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