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#SciFri: November project update

Hey everyone, I hope you’re well. Apologies for the delay in getting this update out but it has been a busy one! So what have I been up to do I hear you ask? Well one of the tasks I’ve…

#SciFri: TetZooCon 2019

I know I promised you all a fieldwork update but that can wait, as hopefully I’ll have some juicy lab work to also shoehorn into everything – look out for that next week! For now, I’m going to rant and…

#SciFri: It’s been a busy summer!

I know it’s autumn, but I though I’d just recap on a few bits and pieces I’ve been up to over the past few months that some of you may have missed. It’s been a bumper time for science communication,…

#SciFri: Working out canopy cover using ImageJ – How To

Hey everyone! A number of you have asked me how to use ImageJ to determine canopy cover following my previous #SciFri post. I didn’t make it explicitly clear and so now that is what I intend to do! Before you…

#SciFri: Using ImageJ to work out canopy cover

Sorry for the lack of a #SciFri blog post over the past month or so, I’ve been busy with fieldwork and a few other things! I was intending to post this a short while ago but I’ve had to tease…

#SciFri: Norwich Geology Walk

Not long ago, I was in Norwich for a week whilst attending a PhD related summer school at the University of East Anglia. Whilst I was there, I was given the opportunity to go for a guided walk of the…

#SciFri: A quick fieldwork update

As many of you will be aware, I am almost 2 months into my PhD fieldwork. So far it’s had it’s ups and downs which have been mainly in part due to the weather and the somewhat unpredictable nature of…

#SciFri: Skype a Scientist

A couple of weeks ago I Skyped a classroom in Qatar to present a quick presentation to a classroom of kindergarten children on my research as well as the importance of amphibians and reptiles. If you’d like to learn more…

#SciFri: Fieldwork has begun!

Hey everyone! If you’ve read my recent #StevesLibrary post then you will know that recently I have been SUPER BUSY! I will be busy over the next few months surveying barred grass snakes (Natrix helvetica) as part of the fieldwork…

#SciFri: Playing Snap with Snakes

Those of you that have been following me on social media will know that as part of my PhD, I’ve been busy working through some legacy data and creating a capture history for grass snakes (Natrix helvetica) at my study…