What is Field Biology?
Field Biology can take many forms, but the goal always is to understand how living organisms function in their natural environments. The tools for conducting field research can be as simple as a pencil and a notebook, or as complicated as sequencing and analyzing DNA; modern field biology often integrates data collected outdoors in an organism’s environment with molecular lab work and computer-based modeling. On any given day, scientific research in Field Biology can be exciting, exhausting, thrilling, boring, pleasant, tedious, a walk in the park, a scramble up a mountain, a slog through a stream. For us in the CEFB it is always rewarding.
I chose to continue my education within the CEFB because it was where I first started my journey as a researcher. My advisor Dr. Johansen guided me through as an undergrad to assist on projects her graduates were involved in and then helped to transition me to a graduate position myself. My experiences and opportunities here have helped to mold me into the researcher I am today and I couldn't be more grateful.
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