Field Trials is a regular column in which early-career researchers recount the unexpected highs and lows of collecting data.
It takes a special sort of researcher to sit perfectly still while a hungry insect sucks blood from your leg.
Scientific objectivity goes out the window when an ecologist is caught out in the rain with a small songbird.
A thunderstorm rolling over a remote Costa Rican beach unexpectedly produced an unforgettable night of turtle research.
While scuba diving for hammerhead sharks in a Cuban mangrove, Melissa Márquez felt a pair of teeth lock onto her leg.
When conducting fieldwork in the muddy waterways around Adelaide, many things can go wrong. And they did.
In choppy waters off the coast of a beautiful tropical paradise, make sure you hang on tight to your expensive equipment.
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