Qaecologist Posts http://feed.informer.com/digests/T57DVXB9YH/feeder Qaecologist Posts Respective post owners and feed distributors Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:40:04 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Invasions in Malawi, Zimbabwe & South Africa https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/ Jane Catford's Research urn:uuid:91253220-cccc-c646-7c1b-557af2ce7d10 Wed, 16 May 2018 18:03:24 +0000 In November, I escaped the chilly dreariness of southern England and headed to southern Africa. It was a veritable feast of a trip for someone partial to warm weather, warm people and plant invasions. Kicking off the trip was a &#8230; <a href="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_1342" style="width: 4010px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="1342" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/malawi1-2/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=640" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1510477066&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;25.161&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;80&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.00125&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="malawi1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=640?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=640?w=640" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1342" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=640" alt="malawi1" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=640 640w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=1280 1280w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=150 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=300 300w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=768 768w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/malawi1.jpg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">One of the many values of wetland plants. Elephant Marsh, Malawi</p></div> <p>In November, I escaped the chilly dreariness of southern England and headed to southern Africa. It was a veritable feast of a trip for someone partial to warm weather, warm people and plant invasions.</p> <p>Kicking off the trip was a week in Stellenbosch at the <a href="http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/index.asp">Centre for Invasion Biology</a> for a workshop (run by the brilliant <a href="https://www.ananovoa.com">Ana Novoa</a>) and CIB annual conference fun.</p> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-14-04-10-56/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-04-10-56.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-04-10-56.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-04-10-56.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1349" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-14-04-10-56/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-04-10-56.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1510632656&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;6.1&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;160&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0015625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2017-11-14 04.10.56" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-04-10-56.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-04-10-56.jpg?w=640" /></a> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/boats/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/boats.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/boats.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/boats.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1347" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/boats/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/boats.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1510477081&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;16.15&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;80&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.000625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="boats" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/boats.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/boats.jpg?w=640" /></a> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-14-05-11-20/'><img width="113" height="150" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-05-11-20.jpg?w=113&#038;h=150" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-05-11-20.jpg?w=113&#038;h=150 113w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-05-11-20.jpg?w=226 226w" sizes="(max-width: 113px) 100vw, 113px" data-attachment-id="1350" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-14-05-11-20/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-05-11-20.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1510636280&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;30.5&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;160&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.000625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2017-11-14 05.11.20" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-05-11-20.jpg?w=225" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-14-05-11-20.jpg?w=640" /></a> <p>I then met up with <a href="https://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/about/staff/ms25g14.page">Marije Schaafsma</a>, <a href="https://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/about/staff/rs15g08.page">Becks Spake</a> and <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ishmael_Kosamu">Ishmael Kosamu</a> for a week in and around the (recently) Ramsar-listed Elephant Marsh(plus a workshop for good measure &#8211; superbly chaired by Marije) . I could write reams on all of this (on the whole &#8220;big&#8221; trip in fact), but I&#8217;ll let some photos do the talking instead.</p> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-03-07-52/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-07-52.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-07-52.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-07-52.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1357" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-03-07-52/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-07-52.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1511060872&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;16.395&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;160&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0005&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2017-11-19 03.07.52" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-07-52.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-07-52.jpg?w=640" /></a> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-03-27-16/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-27-16.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-27-16.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-27-16.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1354" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-03-27-16/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-27-16.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1511062036&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;30.5&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;160&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0005&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2017-11-19 03.27.16" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-27-16.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-03-27-16.jpg?w=640" /></a> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/baboon-2/'><img width="113" height="150" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/baboon.jpg?w=113&#038;h=150" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/baboon.jpg?w=113&#038;h=150 113w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/baboon.jpg?w=226 226w" sizes="(max-width: 113px) 100vw, 113px" data-attachment-id="1343" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/baboon-2/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/baboon.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1511054396&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;30.5&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;160&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.000625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="baboon" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/baboon.jpg?w=225" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/baboon.jpg?w=640" /></a> <p>Finally, to spice things up a little, I flew into Zimbabwe for a bit of coup action &#8211; and to meet with <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicola_Pegg">Nicky Pegg</a> and co from the <a href="http://www.dambari.com">Dambari Wildlife Trust</a>. Things were thankfully very chilled in Bulawayo, and we spent most of time admiring the absolute amazingness of Zimbabwe, its landscape, flora and fauna. Just incredible. Big thanks owed to <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Philip_Riordan">Phil Riordan</a> and the <a href="https://www.marwell.org.uk/conservation/about-us/conservation-team">conservation team</a> at <a href="https://www.marwell.org.uk/conservation/">Marwell Wildlife</a> for the introduction).</p> <p>Lots of cool research opportunities and collaborations in all of these places, so looking forward to southern Africa mark 2.</p> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-06-17-46/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-06-17-46.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-06-17-46.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-06-17-46.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1356" 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href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-01-33-03/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-01-33-03.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-01-33-03.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-01-33-03.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1355" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/2017-11-19-01-33-03/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2017-11-19-01-33-03.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot 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data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-hedge.jpg?w=640" /></a> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/lantana-thicket1/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-thicket1.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-thicket1.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-thicket1.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="1345" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/lantana-thicket1/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-thicket1.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,3000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon PowerShot G15&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1510908338&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;6.1&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;160&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.003125&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="lantana thicket1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-thicket1.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lantana-thicket1.jpg?w=640" /></a> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/invasions-in-malawi-zimbabwe-south-africa/crocsahoy-2/'><img width="150" height="113" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/crocsahoy.jpg?w=150&#038;h=113" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="" 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https://lucieblandresearch.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/taking-a-break-and-starting-a-biz/ Lucie Bland's Research urn:uuid:cd54d7f9-6a10-e9c5-b640-78e58c4a9387 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:42:07 +0000 I have wanted to tell you what I have been up to for a long time. I am one of those writers who procrastinate a huge amount about blog posts (wait, sharing some of my personal life rather than living in the vivid world of my imagination?). Some of you may know that I have &#8230; <a class="more-link" href="https://lucieblandresearch.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/taking-a-break-and-starting-a-biz/">More <span class="screen-reader-text">Taking a break and starting a&#160;biz</span></a> <p>I have wanted to tell you what I have been up to for a long time. I am one of those writers who procrastinate a huge amount about blog posts (wait, sharing some of my personal life rather than living in the vivid world of my imagination?). Some of you may know that I have taken a six-month leave of absence from my academic position at Deakin. Now I’ve been back part-time for a month, the dust has settled a little, and I am ready to share all the crunchy deets …</p> <p>Looking back at the six months of my leave of absence starting in September 2017, I first had a mini heart-attack trying to remember what the hell had I been up to. Did I just waste a huge amount of time and spend a good fraction of my savings having a mini gap year at home? Well no. Looking back at my monthly plans (I’m a big fan of monthly planning, but I’ll get to this in a future blog post), I did a lot. I went to Iceland and Switzerland with my boyfriend to visit my family; I did a huge amount of soul-searching/soul-digging, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life; I wrote a novel; and I started a business! I want to focus on this last element in this blog post.</p> <p>My business is an editing and writing business (the ATO classifies it as ‘proofreading and document preparation’, which sounds really sad). How did it come about? Going through the exercises in the amazing <a href="https://www.amazon.com.au/What-Color-Your-Parachute-2018/dp/039957963X">What Color is Your Parachute</a> career planning book (one of Times’ best 100 non-fiction books), it became very clear that I am both very good and interested in written and verbal communication. I think that one of my special talents is to read/ingest a huge amount of knowledge and regurgitate it in a way that is cogent and interesting. Looking back, it isn’t surprising that I have gotten through dozens of diaries during my childhood (ranging from diaries dedicated to friends’ antics to ‘a day in the life of the dog’ diary). I also wrote a book on training my donkey aged 14 and got it published! If that isn’t a clue to a wider calling, then I wonder what is.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_304" style="width: 331px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img data-attachment-id="304" data-permalink="https://lucieblandresearch.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/taking-a-break-and-starting-a-biz/dsc_0668/" data-orig-file="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=331&#038;h=249" data-orig-size="4160,3120" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;F3115&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1524654957&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;3.5&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;200&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.009995&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="DSC_0668" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=331&#038;h=249?w=300" data-large-file="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=331&#038;h=249?w=748" class="alignnone wp-image-304" src="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=331&#038;h=249" alt="DSC_0668" width="331" height="249" srcset="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=331&amp;h=249 331w, https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=662&amp;h=498 662w, https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=150&amp;h=113 150w, https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0668.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 331px) 100vw, 331px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">I wrote that much during my time out, not including writing on the computer.</figcaption></figure> <p>I then trawled the web resource <a href="https://www.onetonline.org/">O Net Online</a>. It’s a bit out-of-date and limited now, but it’s a great way to cross-reference your personality traits (I’m an ENTJ on Myers Briggs and an ASI on the Holland test) to different jobs and skillsets. When I landed on the “Editor” page, I knew that was it. I’m good at writing and I’m very anal about little details, but I can also see the wider picture (I scored equally on the “sensing” and “intuition” axes of Myers Briggs). Knowing that retraining through the prestigious RMIT Masters in Editing and Publishing wasn’t an option (I don’t have $20,000-$30,000 lying around) and that my CV wouldn’t jam with mainstream editing companies, I decided to go my own way, freelance and create my own business.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_305" style="width: 267px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img data-attachment-id="305" data-permalink="https://lucieblandresearch.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/taking-a-break-and-starting-a-biz/dsc_0669/" data-orig-file="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=267&#038;h=356" data-orig-size="3120,4160" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;F3115&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1524654999&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;3.5&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;125&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.007413&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="DSC_0669" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=267&#038;h=356?w=225" data-large-file="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=267&#038;h=356?w=748" class="alignnone wp-image-305" src="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=267&#038;h=356" alt="DSC_0669" width="267" height="356" srcset="https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=267&amp;h=356 267w, https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=534&amp;h=712 534w, https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=113&amp;h=150 113w, https://lucieblandresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dsc_0669.jpg?w=225&amp;h=300 225w" sizes="(max-width: 267px) 100vw, 267px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">The things I consider myself good at, obviously does not include drawing.</figcaption></figure> <p>Maybe here a little hiatus is necessary – I will try not to repeat the word freelance again through my posts, as it doesn’t stick with me. When I think of a freelancer, I think of someone in pyjamas working for little money, probably picking up a bit of day-old crisps from his hair as an afternoon snack. I much prefer to see myself as a business owner/sole trader, although all freelancers are technically business owners. A business owner has a strategy, a business plan, and ultimately that “empire mentality” (as the great business coach <a href="http://christinekane.com/">Christine Kane</a> would put it), which can make all the difference whether your business is starting out or (God bless you) you’ve already reached six figures.</p> <p>I started my business in December 2017. It’s technically five months old now, like a tiny precious sapling, or a small fire that I’m trying not to blow out (not too much wind! not too much tinder!!). Hence I will put a disclaimer on all my business insights: they derive from a tiny weeny baby business owner, but one who takes it seriously and has placed considerable emphasis on mindset shifting and retraining to bridge the gap.</p> <p>I will leave it at that for today because one of the key insights for new business owners is: don’t burn out. Take a break. You’ve got this!</p> Managing fire for plant and animal conservation https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/03/26/managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation/ Luke Kelly's Research urn:uuid:c16a1df8-1f22-7e3a-e263-a80edddebdbf Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:35:12 +0000 A recent initiative from the Ecological Society of Australia is the publication of one-page &#8216;Hot Topics&#8217; that synthesise ideas and issues important to environmental policy. In 2017 I wrote a Hot Topic on &#8216;Managing fire for plant and animal conservation&#8216; &#8230; <a href="https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/03/26/managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a> <p>A recent initiative from the <a href="https://www.ecolsoc.org.au/">Ecological Society of Australia</a> is the publication of one-page <a href="https://www.ecolsoc.org.au/groups/hot-topics">&#8216;Hot Topics&#8217;</a> that synthesise ideas and issues important to environmental policy.</p> <p>In 2017 I wrote a Hot Topic on &#8216;<a title="Kelly Haslem Murphy Managing fire for plant and animal conservation" href="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation.pdf">Managing fire for plant and animal conservation</a>&#8216; with Angie Haslem (La Trobe) and Brett Murphy (Charles Darwin University). It&#8217;s just been republished in the journal <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14429993">Austral Ecology</a> &#8211; along with five other widely read Hot Topics.</p> <p>A simple &#8211; but often overlooked &#8211; point we emphasised is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fire management. Natural ecosystems contain different species, have different fire regimes and present different fire risks to biodiversity and people. Fire management will be more effective when guided by local knowledge and based on the demonstrated requirements of plants and animals, as well as the habitats they depend on.</p> <p>Having said that, much of my own research focuses on <a title="Kelly_et_al-2017-Conservation_Biology" href="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/kelly_et_al-2017-conservation_biology.pdf">approaches</a> and <a title="Kelly &amp;amp; Brotons 2017 Fire and biodiversity Science" href="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-brotons-2017-fire-and-biodiversity-science.pdf">tools</a> that <em>can</em> help us make useful generalisations about when and where fire can benefit plants and animals. They key to implementing such approaches is to ensure they are tailored to suit the needs of particular ecosystems and species.</p> <p>You can read our Hot Topic, and summary of selected papers on pyrodiversity, <a title="Kelly Haslem Murphy Managing fire for plant and animal conservation" href="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation.pdf">here</a>.</p> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_488" style="width: 656px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="488" data-permalink="https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/03/26/managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1/" data-orig-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=640" data-orig-size="646,380" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Kelly Haslem Murphy Managing fire for plant and animal conservation_Page_1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=640?w=300" data-large-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=640?w=640" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-488" src="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=640" alt="Kelly Haslem Murphy Managing fire for plant and animal conservation_Page_1" srcset="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=640 640w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=150 150w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg?w=300 300w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kelly-haslem-murphy-managing-fire-for-plant-and-animal-conservation_page_1-e1522024153287.jpg 646w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">An aerial incendiary line in Kakadu National Park. The creation of fine-grained fire mosaics using prescribed burning is an objective of many fire managers. (Photo: Clay Trauernicht)</p></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Small mammals, habitat refuges and fire regimes https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/02/28/small-mammals-habitat-refuges-and-fire-regimes/ Luke Kelly's Research urn:uuid:a144918f-65ff-f9ee-46af-e02d13a34aaa Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:15:44 +0000 In February I started new work with PhD student Kate Senior on small mammals, habitat refuges and fire regimes in Murray Sunset National Park, Victoria. In fire-prone ‘mallee’ landscapes of semi-arid Australia, we’re collecting new data on the spatial ecology &#8230; <a href="https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/02/28/small-mammals-habitat-refuges-and-fire-regimes/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a> <p>In February I started new work with PhD student Kate Senior on small mammals, habitat refuges and fire regimes in Murray Sunset National Park, Victoria. In fire-prone ‘mallee’ landscapes of semi-arid Australia, we’re collecting new data on the spatial ecology of small mammals and their predators, combined with manipulative field experiments, to help guide on-ground management of planned burning and fire suppression activities.</p> <p>During a successful pilot study we captured several native small mammal species (western pygmy-possum, mallee ningaui and Mitchell’s hopping mouse) and tried out new techniques for exploring the movements of small mammals before, after and during fires. Next up Kate will be incorporating movement studies into a planned burn conducted by the Department of Environment, Land and Water, Victoria.</p> <p>If you’re interested in doing honours or postgraduate studies in 2018-2019 at University of Melbourne on wildlife and bushfires then flick me (ltkelly@unimelb.edu.au) or Kate Senior (senior@student.unimelb.edu.au) an email. At the following links you can check out some of my previous work on <a title="Kelly et al 2011 Fire history &amp;amp; mammals Div &amp;amp; Dist" href="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/kelly-et-al-2011-fire-history-mammals-div-dist.pdf">small mammals</a>, <a title="Kelly et al. 2012. Managing fire mosaics for mammals. JAE" href="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/kelly-et-al-2012-managing-fire-mosaics-for-mammals-jae.pdf">fire mosaics, rainfall and life-history</a>.</p> <a href='https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/02/28/small-mammals-habitat-refuges-and-fire-regimes/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr/'><img width="640" height="853" src="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=640&#038;h=853" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" srcset="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=640&#038;h=853 640w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=1280 1280w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=113 113w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=225 225w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=768 768w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="480" data-permalink="https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/02/28/small-mammals-habitat-refuges-and-fire-regimes/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr/" data-orig-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg" data-orig-size="3024,4032" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.2&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone SE&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1518855097&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.15&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;25&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.008130081300813&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="2018-02-17 08.11.37 HDR" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=225" data-large-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2018-02-17-08-11-37-hdr.jpg?w=640&#038;h=853" /></a> <a href='https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/02/28/small-mammals-habitat-refuges-and-fire-regimes/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39/'><img width="640" height="853" src="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=640&#038;h=853" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" srcset="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=640&#038;h=853 640w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=1280 1280w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=113 113w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=225 225w, https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=768 768w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="479" data-permalink="https://ltkellyresearch.com/2018/02/28/small-mammals-habitat-refuges-and-fire-regimes/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39/" data-orig-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg" data-orig-size="3024,4032" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.2&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 6s&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1518817599&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.15&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;2000&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.058823529411765&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Photo 16-2-18, 21 46 39" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=225" data-large-file="https://ltkellyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/photo-16-2-18-21-46-39.jpg?w=640&#038;h=853" /></a> Scholarships for women, indigenous people, and LGBT+ people https://lizmartinresearch.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/scholarships-for-women-indigenous-people-and-lgbt-people/ liz martin's research urn:uuid:c6248b70-7bbc-6f1a-f001-6af4a1ba5189 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:58:35 +0000 Written on Feb 8th, 2018 for those studying in Australia. This is a collated list of scholarships and bursaries available to women, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people, and LGBT+ people. It is not exhaustive. A lot of these are currently open for application. If you know of a scholarship that isn&#8217;t listed, please consider posting a comment so others can know about it, too. I&#8217;ll approve it post-haste. Graduate Women Victoria offer... <a class="read-more" href="https://lizmartinresearch.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/scholarships-for-women-indigenous-people-and-lgbt-people/">Read More</a> <p><em>Written on Feb 8th, 2018 for those studying in Australia.</em></p> <p>This is a collated list of scholarships and bursaries available to women, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people, and LGBT+ people. It is not exhaustive. <strong>A lot of these are currently open for application.</strong> If you know of a scholarship that isn&#8217;t listed, please consider posting a comment so others can know about it, too. I&#8217;ll approve it post-haste.</p> <p><a href="http://gradwomenvic.org.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Graduate Women Victoria</a> offer a range of scholarships for female students who are studying in Victoria and facing disadvantage/s. They also have a category available for indigenous undergraduates. Applications are due on the 31st of March and they are holding information sessions in Parkville, Victoria earlier in March.</p> <p>The <a href="http://afgw.org.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Australian Federation of Graduate Women</a> (AFGW) offer fellowships for postgraduate research, which are currently open for women PhD students other than first year students:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://afgw.org.au/scholarships/national-afgw-fellowships-and-bursaries/barbara-hale-fellowship/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Barbara Hale fellowship</a></li> <li><a href="http://afgw.org.au/scholarships/national-afgw-fellowships-and-bursaries/the-afgw-fellowship/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The AFGW fellowship</a></li> <li><a href="http://afgw.org.au/scholarships/national-afgw-fellowships-and-bursaries/afgw-georgina-sweet-fellowship/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Georgina Sweet Fellowship</a> (Next awarded in 2019; Sweet was a Brunswickian zoologist, as are many of my colleagues, who studied at The University of Melbourne. Read more <a href="http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sweet-georgina-8728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> and check out this awesome throwback photo <span style="color:#1155cc;"><a href="http://afgw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/G-Sweet-and-Staff.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.)</span></li> </ul> <p>I&#8217;d be remiss to leave out <a href="http://www.graduatewomen.org/what-we-do/grants-fellowships/international-awards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Graduate Women International</a>, even though their scholarship round is closed at the moment. Have a look and perhaps make a plan.</p> <p>Most Australian states have a local Graduate Women chapter with their own scholarships and bursaries. A good place to start is the <a href="http://afgw.org.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Australian Federation of Graduate Women.</a></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.laynebeachleyfoundation.org.au/apply-now">Layne Beachley Foundation</a> has a scholarship program for girls and women 12 years or older who have a dream and need a little support to reach it. Open for applications.</p> <p><a href="http://thepinnaclefoundation.org/scholarships/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Pinnacle Foundation</a> has a impressive list of scholarships available to LGBT+ students aged 16-24.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.indigenousscholarships.com.au/#/nav/landing-page">Indigenous Scholarships Portal</a> lists scholarships for indigenous Australians. It&#8217;s comprehensive and accessible.<br /> Capstone editing, an academic editing company, also offer <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/scholarships" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a number of scholarships</a>, which are currently open for applications. Two of these are for women only:</p> <ul> <li>Research costs of <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/honours-scholarship" target="_blank" rel="noopener">honours students</a></li> <li>New laptop costs of <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/laptop-grant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">postgrad coursework students</a></li> <li>Travel costs for <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/conference-grant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">postgrad research students</a></li> <li>Research costs for <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/research-grant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">women ECRs</a></li> <li>Carer&#8217;s travel grant for <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/travel-grant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">women who are the primary carer of a child</a></li> <li>Textbook grant for <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/textbook-grant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">undergraduates</a></li> <li>Seed funding for <a href="https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/midcareer-grant" target="_blank" rel="noopener">mid-career researchers</a> (re-opens1/7/18)</li> </ul> <p>Good luck with your applications!</p>