Well my first term as a PhD student is over. It was a little different to most PhDs but I have done a lot and learned a lot and I now have a PhD Thesis title, sort of (work starts in January). I will be looking at the evolutionary ecology of reptiles after they have been moved to a new ecosystem. The ecosystem being on the Panama canal so yes, guess where my field work will be based? I will be moving from University College London to Queen Mary University and I will be working alongside The Institute of Zoology, The Smithsonian and Harvard University. So yeah, this programme has really worked out well for me!
Over the last few months I have:
Had several free tours of London Zoo
Had several behind the scenes tours of the Natural History Museum
Held a 3.4 billion year old asteroid
Gone fossil hunting in Norfolk
Observed pollution rates in central London
Flown a drone in a nightclub
Planned for a space weather disaster
Planned for a volcanic eruption
Had a behind the scenes tour of Kew Gardens
Enjoyed my 20% at the Natural History Museum
Taken advantage of the copius free alcohol and food suppied by various univerities
Enjoyed a free hotel at Brunel University
and targeted birds with a directional microphone at Queen Mary University.