Simone Messina, a PhD student in the Behavioral Ecology and Ecophysiology Group in the Department of Biology at the University of Antwerp, shares the basis of his recent publication, “Glucocorticoids link forest type to local abundance in tropical birds”, as well as his opinion on the “highs and lows” associated with being an ecologist. What is the background behind your paper? The integrity of tropical … Continue reading Simone Messina: Effects of logging on stress levels of birds in Borneo
Renato Morais, a Ph.D. student at James Cook University in Australia, gives us a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of his research on the energetic effects of coral mortality, related to his recent publication in Functional Ecology entitled “Severe coral loss shifts energetic dynamics on a coral reef”.
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2021 Update: The research discussed in this blog has been shortlisted for the 2020 Haldane Prize for early career researchers.
Andrii Zaiats, a PhD student at Boise State University, talks about his research into neighbouring plant interactions and competition for water, Intraspecific variation in surface water uptake in a perennial desert shrub – his first peer-reviewed publication.
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This post is part of a series on what goes into getting a PhD around the world. In this post, Upendo Msalilwa talks about goes into getting a PhD in Tanzania. Where are you getting your PhD? I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biodiversity and Ecosystem management in the school of Life Sciences (LiSe) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science … Continue reading Getting a PhD in Tanzania – Upendo Msalilwa
This post is part of a series on what goes into getting a PhD around the world. In this post, Zheng Fu talks about getting a PhD in China. Where are you getting your PhD? I recently finished my PhD at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). UCAS consist of more than 100 institutes and I am at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and … Continue reading Getting a PhD in China – Zheng Fu
This post is part of a series on what goes into getting a PhD around the world. In this post, Nicole Ponta discusses getting a PhD in Switzerland. Where are you getting your PhD? I am doing my PhD at ETH Zurich, in the group of Forest Management and Development under the supervision of Dr Claude Garcia. ETH is considered the best university in continental … Continue reading Getting a PhD in Switzerland – Nicole Ponta