I am a PhD student as part of the NERC funded GW4 FRESH Centre for Doctoral Training – a CDT in freshwater biosciences and sustainability. I am part of the second cohort of students. My PhD project is looking at High resolution modelling of the fate and transport of micropollution and their effect on ecosystems in small rivers. I am based at the University of Bath, where I also attained a MEng in Biochemical Engineering.
The aim of this blog is to share and document some of my experiences and work as I progress through the PhD journey. In doing this I will hopefully improve my writing skills and ability to present my work in an easy to read digestible format. I also hope it will help strengthen the public impact of my work.
I am new to this blogging world though, so bare with, hopefully I’ll take to it like a duck to water…
In the current climate of self-isolation and social distancing, this is as good a time as ever to add a new post to my blog. The final stint of FRESH CDT core skills training kicked off at the University of Exeter with an open discussion on the greatest threats facing freshwater ecosystems. Issues discussed include… Read more
Fieldwork season is in full flow and this short blog post is designed to give a brief overview of what I have planned for the year ahead. Before I get to the good stuff, it is worth just recapping my research objectives for anyone unfamiliar with my PhD project. The overall aim is to develop… Read more
In early April I attended the UKCEH course on Field Electronics and Sensors held at the UKCEH centre in Wallingford. The course covered a lot over the two days from basic electronics concepts, to building and testing a simple data logging system with telemetry. Not only was a lot learnt, but it was also great… Read more
This blog post details the creation of a “youtube-style” tutorial, to be used as a resource by GCSE students on the newly proposed GCSE in Natural History. The specific theme of the lesson is focused on climate change and the effect it is causing to the balance of our ecosystem. The lesson was developed by PhD students, who are part of the NERC funded GW4 FRESH CDT.
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