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Another great day in Wytham

How changeable can a day be? I had planned to go out to Wytham today to do some more Stem Respiration work. However, at 8am this morning the wind was spitting raindrops against the office window and it looked like another wet and dull day, not ideal for field work. But by 9.30am the rain […]

Field work in the rain

One of the drivers for wanting a change in career direction has been the desire to be more environmentally friendly. I was aware that time spent sat in traffic on my way to and from clients was consuming fossil fuels and adding to pollution. Whereas what I would like to do would be to cycle […]


An Introduction The beginning of the beginning This is the first post of what I hope will become a comprehensive review of Overpopulation and Climate Change. I want to talk about the challenges that we, as humanity, are facing and some of the ways in which we might overcome these challenges. Some high level background […]

A bit of background

In 2010 I attended the Mountain Leader training at Plas-y-Brenin. During the week long course one of the instructors pointed out some cladonia species lichen to us and I was immediately intrigued by this amazing group of organisms. When it came to attending my ML assessment one of the talks I gave to the rest […]