#FishInThePost: Atlantic Salmon

This week’s #FishInThePost question was, ‘In Welsh Folklore I am considered ‘the oldest and wisest of the animals’, which Welsh fish am I?’. The answer we were looking for was Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), and it was correctly guessed by Vicky Stein (aka @AgentRedSquirrl on Twitter). Nice work, Vicky! Thank you for all your continued […]

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FIRE lab goes international – Attending a workshop on ecosystem services in Brazil.

Happy Friday readers! This week’s blog post describes a workshop that I (James White) recently attended in Brazil. After joining the FIRE lab team in August, I have been hoping to undertake a stronger, inter-disciplinary approach to my studies. Given that my research background has entailed examining ecological processes within river environments (see here), one […]

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Exploring freshwater geographies: Approaches and prospects for engaged research methods

I arrived at Swansea University with a background in cultural geography and qualitative research methodologies and methods. In particular, I am very fond of using ethnographic research methods— including participant observation, interviewing, and photographic work to explore the lived, everyday worlds of research participants. I use in-depth observation and participation through ethnographic fieldwork to understand […]

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