Those four concepts in the title of this blog are talked about and experienced regularly in academia and during a… Read more Productivity, achieving goals, overcoming obstacles and handling rejection.
Doing a PhD in isolation
As you may know, or have experienced, doing a PhD can be a hard slog. It involves long hours, juggling… Read more Doing a PhD in isolation
Taking on an international conference… alone!
Thanks to a great scheme at my university (UNSW) I was able to get some funding in 2019 to fly… Read more Taking on an international conference… alone!
In the few years of doing my PhD I have had many opportunities to present my research, both to the… Read more Presentations
My time spent with Sydney wildflowers
A particular aim for one of the chapters of my PhD is to answer the question: Are plants flowering in… Read more My time spent with Sydney wildflowers
Running a large experiment
It took months of planning, a season of fieldwork and a full year of glasshouse work to finish the first… Read more Running a large experiment
[Attempting to] Beat the Second year PhD blues
As I approach the middle of the second year of my PhD I can finally understand what fellow post-grad students… Read more [Attempting to] Beat the Second year PhD blues
Tasmania was the final destination on the long list of fieldwork for my PhD (see my previous post about all… Read more Tasmania
Oh, the places you’ll go! (when you do a PhD in ecology)
5 months, 5 states/territories, 4434km of flights, 9695km of driving and many hours of bush-bashing to collect a total of… Read more Oh, the places you’ll go! (when you do a PhD in ecology)
Kioloa and the importance of undergraduate fieldtrips
In September, I volunteered on a third year field course for five days. The trip was at Kioloa Coastal Field… Read more Kioloa and the importance of undergraduate fieldtrips