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Algarve day 7: Project day 2 (by Michael Allshire)

Monday morning brought another sleep in and a second day of work in our project groups. I had chosen to join Dr. John Quinn with the bird study group. We had spent Sunday camped out at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Algarve day 6: Project day 1 (by Aaron Bowen)

Sunday saw us being split into different groups for projects, each led by a staff member who is an expert in their chosen field. Dr. John Quinn took his budding ornithologists for another bird practical.  Dr. Fidelma Butler ran a … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 4: Monchique (by Ciara Beausang)

Saturday brought with it a change of scenery and an entirely new perspective on landscapes in the Algarve for 45 third year BEES students. We travelled from the sea at Alvor,  ascending the hills and mountains of Monchique, to Mt Foia at … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 3: BIRD PRACTICAL AND FIDDLER CRAB (by Gavin Arneill)

  Today, the 4th of April, we returned to Salgados for the morning and thankfully had the first day of constant sun and high temperatures. There were two tasks for the morning so the group was split into two. The … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 2: HABITAT MAPPING (by Enya O’Reilly)

I can’t remember the last time I checked the forecast so often willing the weather to change and luckily it did not disappoint. Within 2 hours of landing in the Salgados, the sun burst through the cloud leaving us with … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 1: THE ROCKY SHORE (by Sammy Ball)

Hello, I’m Sammy, a third year Zoology student taking the AE3013 Ecology Field Course to the Algarve. For the second day of the module we went down to Armoreira Beach to study rocky shore ecology.  Everyone was trying to find … Continue reading

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With Salt Please: Millport Field Course

Findabhair Ní Fhaoláin updates us on progress from the Marine Biology MSc field course in Scotland. After a very smooth journey across to Scotland, with no late arrivals, lost classmates or terrible phobias of tiny planes, the Marine Biology MSc … Continue reading

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An undergrad story: life as a ship-based geologist

My name is Brennus and I’m a fourth year BSc International Field Geosciences student at UCC. As part of my curriculum, I took a marine geology module which is jointly offered by UCC and NUI Galway. This course is intended … Continue reading

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My Montana Experience

Every year, the School of BEES selects 4 students to gain a degree in International Field Geosciences (IFG). However, during the year I applied, the number of students chosen was six – three females and three males. I was part … Continue reading

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Burren to be wild!

Brendan Hennessy, Cormac O’Mathuna and Patsy McQuinn update us on the recent Burren fieldtrip (AE4012). At the end of September we spent a few days in the Burren Co. Clare – a limestone landscape which is unique in that plants … Continue reading

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