Shelley, congratulations on your very impressive prospectus. Best wishes for your own work on the freshwater environs.
50 degrees south and discover
its hidden secrets
Now that the team are back on the mainland it is time to consolidate our island research into publications. With respect to two of my projects data collection from Campbell constitutes one component of a wider research agenda requiring further empirical research. The first of these two projects focuses on the history and anthropology of scientific endeavour on Campbell and the influence of changing bureaucracies of science funding and management; the second will utilise a network analysis approach to understand the impacts that environments have on individuals and how these impacts influence changing societal perspectives on the environment.
With respect to the second project—the impacts that environments have on people—I would like to interview readers of any or all of the CIBE blogs and/or newsletters. I am interested in hearing from ALL subscribers in New Zealand and abroad. This includes (but is not limited to) friends, family, sponsors, tourist visitors to Campbell this summer and colleagues of expeditioners – so don’t think your views are unimportant.
If you are interested in participating in this research please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name and country of residence and I will be in touch shortly with further details. Within the next 2 months I will send a brief questionnaire—this will take 1-2 minutes to fill out tops—and follow this up with a semi-structured interview that, depending on your views, is likely to take between 30 minutes and 1 hour of your time.
I look forward to hearing from you all!
[photos by Shelley McMurtrie]