So, you want to be an environmental scientist?

From July to October 2013 three young environmental scientists from Lancaster University created a weekly blog, telling you about their experiences doing field work in Cumbria, England and working in the laboratory

The scientists were all recent graduates from Lancaster Environment Centre and they started their careers by working for a month on my PhD project ‘Mixed methods mapping for a new era in agri-environment schemes’. This project looks at using different forms of information – scientific and farmer knowledge – to create maps which can be used to co-produce farm environment plans.

The three project assistants – Freyja, Amy and Alex – were funded through the Lancaster University Friends’ Fund. We think that their thoughts, experiences and tips will be of interest to those of you considering environmental science as a career or if you are just interested in finding out more about what we academics do.

This project is an example of an environmental science and social science project and of course is not representative of every research project. If you’d like more information on different types of projects please get in touch and we’ll try and help you find out more.

This project was made possible through funding awarded by the Lancaster University Friends’ Grant Programme.



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