Tag: fieldwork

January 30, 2023

WSB: When fieldwork is sabotaged

Tracking wolf populations presents challenges in the best of times. The carnivores are highly mobile and not exactly easy for wildlife biologists to handle. But researchers in Germany face an...

jaime coon
January 18, 2023

How to make the field safer, more inclusive for LGBTQ+ wildlifers

Plenty of research papers have covered some of the overarching institutional barriers faced by marginalized groups—like those belonging to the LBGTQ+ community—in environmental sciences, but those papers have often overlooked...

September 4, 2020

Scientists face racism and harassment in the field

Two Black ecologists at Cornell University who have faced uncomfortable experiences in the field because of their identity have developed guidelines to help make fieldwork safer for Black researchers and...

May 11, 2020

Is it safe to go into the field?

Avoiding fieldwork amid the COVID-19 pandemic can have long-lasting impacts on research. Missing measurements can scuttle long-term projects. Interrupting experiments can change them altogether. Can researchers conduct fieldwork without putting...

May 7, 2020

Amid pandemic, wildlife research is ‘just not the same’

COVID-19 has affected everyone, and wildlifers are no exception. In this series, TWS is looking at challenges facing the profession due to the pandemic. Measures to contain the novel coronavirus...