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Caroline Armitage - PhD student at BIO

I get to do a mixture of project planning, lab experiments, teaching students, writing, and field work, which keeps things interesting.

Namn: Caroline Armitage               

Noverande jobb: PhD stipendiat

 

Utdanning: Master (marine biology – marine biodiversity) at BIO

 

Kva gjer du no?
Research on the ecology of invasive seaweeds. For example - What determines whether they are successful or not in establishing here? Do they have a negative effect on native seaweeds or animals?


Kva er du mest nøgd med i din noverande jobb?
I am happiest with the range of work. I get to do a mixture of project planning, lab experiments, teaching students, writing, and field work, which keeps things interesting.

Kva relevans har det du har lært ved BIO og UiB for deg i den jobben du no har?
In my case it had very much relevance. My master thesis was on the same subject as my PhD – invasive seaweeds. Therefore I use a lot of what I learned in my master degree on a day to day basis. This includes knowledge about my subject area, but also more practical things such as field experience, statistics, and knowing the common marine species in this area.

Har du tips/råd til dei som studerer no ut frå dine erfaringar?

Get into the habitat of paying attention to detail, no matter whether you are doing an experiment, a lab report, reading, or field observations. Keep good records of what you do. It will save a lot of problems later!  

 

Kva minner har du frå studietida på BIO?

My best memories are probably from the BIO211 field course – being on the boat, in good weather, finding interesting marine animals and seaweeds.

 

Kva skreiv du masteroppgåve om ?
The invasive seaweed Codium fragile subsp. fragile (pollpryd): its effects on fauna, and an investigation its distribution compared with the native seaweed Fucus serratus (sagtang).