Fieldwork Ready with Dr. Sara Vero

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Fieldwork Ready with Dr. Sara Vero.

Fieldwork and lab work are two sides of the same scientific coin. However, when preparing for fieldwork, there are many things to consider that don’t come up in a lab. This episode, we talk with Dr. Sara Vero about her new book, Fieldwork Ready, which covers anything from the practical ins and outs of common fieldwork processes and equipment, health and safety issues, and things to consider before going out into the field.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why rest matters for fieldwork
  • Questions to ask before starting fieldwork
  • How to correct or avoid errors in data
  • The differences between hazards and risks

If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s book is available here: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Fieldwork+Ready%3A+An+Introductory+Guide+to+Field+Research+for+Agriculture%2C+Environment%2C+and+Soil+Scientists-p-9780891183808

Use discount code FWR35 for 35% off through the end of May, 2021.

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If you would like to reach out to Sara, you can find her here: saraevero1@gmail.com https://twitter.com/saraevevero89

Resources

CEU Quiz: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/education/classroom/classes/987

“The 3 T's of Successful Fieldwork” CSA News article: https://doi.org/10.2134/csa2019.64.0125

Read D.J. (2003) Towards Ecological Relevance — Progress and Pitfalls in the Path Towards an Understanding of Mycorrhizal Functions in Nature. In: van der Heijden M.G.A., Sanders I.R. (eds) Mycorrhizal Ecology. Ecological Studies (Analysis and Synthesis), vol 157. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-38364-2_1

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