I had a miscarriage during field work

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

Showering in the Field… or Lack There Of.

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.

*TRIGGER WARNING* How to ‘Take Care’

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’

Dealing with the post-fieldwork blues

I’m sure everyone at some point during their field season looks forward to heading home. Reuniting with loved ones, rejoining society after being in remote sites, or simply returning to familiarity can be comforting when working away from home. But heading home doesn’t always go smoothly - switching up circadian rhythms, traveling between seasons, and … Continue reading Dealing with the post-fieldwork blues