Thanks for all the ‘worms’

Posted on 31 January 2015 by Pete

I have tried to document our field work in the Azores in an attempt to give people an insight into what it is like to do field science, explain a little of the reason why we do our research and also to give to show off one of the most beautiful and pristine series of
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Discover the volcanic ‘edge’ of Pico

Posted on 28 January 2015 by Pete

Well with the major sample completion complete it was time to see thank the ‘boss’ and find out a little bit more about the Island. Pico is a world heritage site and much of the island is a national park and it is only with the permission of the Parks’s director, Manuel Paulino Costa, that
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Bagging and Tagging

Posted on 27 January 2015 by Pete

The field work is great but you must always remember that you almost need an equal time to bag and tag your samples than it takes to collect them. Luis had made a great start but the next morning there was still another 7 sites to process. Now this is when you find out what
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Four earthworm hunters go up a mountain

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Pete

Well the morning of a major field expedition is always special – especially as you get to help yourself to buffet breakfast without any guilt as you know you will need the calories. Serious, up at 6 am to try and get a few emails dealt with before big breakfast to put us all on
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