Today, we are hearing about something that happens so often to women, and to women in the field, but for some reason, our society doesn't seem to want to talk about. Here is Sanja Hakala's experience with miscarrying a baby while working in the field. Once during an intensive two week field gig I had … Continue reading I had a miscarriage during field work
A great read from a fem field biologist this week! As we wind down the field season, or perhaps jump into one, this is a great reminder of what it takes to be in the field. This weeks post comes to you from Alyssa Eby as she shares some of those greasy moments that are … Continue reading Showering in the Field… or Lack There Of.
It can happen at any time, and happens almost every time before I leave for an extended time for field work/science. We’re sitting, walking, just doing something together as a family. And we start talking about what this week is going to be like, which always turns into what my upcoming travel plans are. And, … Continue reading Does Field Work Make Me a Bad Mom?
This week, an anonymous contributor shares their experience with a horribly all-too-common problem with remote field research: sexual harassment. And unfortunately, survivors of harassment and assalt can be victim-blamed and shamed for the behavior of another. The author of this submission further provides advice to 'take care' in the field: understanding the resources available to … Continue reading *TRIGGER WARNING* How to ‘Take Care’
This week, we're taking the plunge into the world of scientific diving! Elisabeth is an active scientific diver and is sharing some of her diving experiences along with some excellent tips for aspiring divers. By: Elisabeth A. Maxwell(@studentofwater) I’ve been diving for about seven years and have been fortunate to experience a range of diving … Continue reading Adventuring into Scientific Diving
This week's post comes from an anonymous contributor. The experience she shares stems from life outside of fieldwork and contains possible triggers. We urge readers to proceed with caution as this experience deals with intimidation/stalking from an unknown man. By: Anonymous As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to participate in field reasearch internationally. My … Continue reading *TRIGGER WARNING* Staying Safe
This week's post comes to us from Dr. Elizabeth M. Phillips (@nofutti) who has an amazing knack for distilling her Top 10 lessons into short vignettes big on entertainment! When you add up the days I’ve spent on a boat, it totals nearly a year and a half of my adult life. I’ve worked as a … Continue reading Ten Lessons I’ve Learned as a Female Marine Ecologist