Fieldwork

While at times difficult and frustrating,
there really is nothing as exciting or rewarding as fieldwork!

SULPHUR SPRINGS IN MEXICO

Baños del Azufre & Cueva de Villa Luz
  • 1-month fieldwork trips in 2016, 2017 and 2018
    • analysis of fright waves shown by the local population of Poecilia sulphuraria and Gambusia eurystoma

    • surveyed 5 km of the sulphur spring habitat for fish abundance, water chemistry, habitat structure and diving behavior

    • collected data on bird predation

    • social network analysis of sulfur cave–dwelling molly Poecilia mexicana

    • investigated the influence of food and predation cues on the social network behavior

    • collected data on eye degeneration

Thermally-altered freshwater systems in Europe

GILLBACH (GERMANY) & KONIN LAKES (POLAND): 
  • multiple fieldwork trips between 2016 and 2018
    • sampled abundance of fish and macroinvertebrates

    • deployed water chemistry data loggers

    • collected catch and release data (Visible Implant Elastomer tagging)

AQUACULTURE IN NORWAY​
RESEARCH VISIT AT THE MARINE DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY WORKING GROUP OF PROF. DR. SIGUR STEFANSSON​
  • 2012 (Erasmus, 6 months) and 2014 (thesis work, 6 months)
    • implementing/monitoring of feeding regimes

    • sampling of different developmental stages of Gadus morhualarvae

TAGLIAMENTO, ITALY​
Field Research Station Tagliamento (FIRST)
  • 2-week fieldwork trip in 2013
    • surveyed 2 km of stream habitat

    • sampled abundance of fish and macroinvertebrates

    • collected data on water chemistry, succession and temporal stability

    • assessed aquatic-terrestrial interactions

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Animal care trainieeship at the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR)
  • 2010 (6-month internship)
    • recorded shark activity across 37 swimming beaches

    • helped maintain local breeding program of African penguins Spheniscus demersus at UShaka Marine World

    • collected data on sardine and marine mammal activity for the Sardine Run survey 2010

    • conducted quarterly surveys on local shellfish collection

    • assisted in providing medical treatment to stranded marine mammals

GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA​
SSI Dive Control Specialist work experience program
  • 2009 (100+logged dives in 5 months)
    • monitored reef health (100m transects) and collected data on fish abundance for Reef Check Australia

    • provided guided dives and assisted with the training of 50+ SSI Open Water divers

    • responsible for weekly boat maintenance and safety drills