Hey I’m Ewan and I’m a third year zoology student. Whilst in Trinidad I’m hoping to carry out research for my Honours project on the fitness of leatherback sea turtles over the course of their nesting season. Apart from working with turtles, I’m also looking forward to helping out with the other projects and, of course, trying the local food!
Hey, I’m Ruth! I am a second year student studying Earth Science at Glasgow University. I’ve recently returned from a scientific expedition to Kenya which inspired a strong interest in field work and geology. This has pushed me to gain more experience. I am very excited to go to Trinidad this summer! I will be taking part in a geography project looking at various human and physical aspects to study pollution and rubbish levels.
Hi, I’m Lucy, I’m 19 and in second year studying Marine and Freshwater Biology! This will be my first time on an expedition and in Trinidad so I’m really looking forward to putting the theory work of my course into action with the field work. In particular, I’m looking forward to taking part in the projects on marine turtles and experiencing new culture and generally exploring another country!
Hi, I’m Adam, I’m from Poland, Pruszków. I’m 1st year Computing Science Student (but I also take Biology and Chemistry). I’m enthusiastic and full of energy and love music, sports and sciences. I also keep dart frogs and carnivorous plants in my spare time. I’m in 3 sports clubs: boxing, weightlifting and judo. I’m also interested in nutrition. This is a great opportunity to protect the environment and contribute to the field of animal science, and more personally, I love frogs, and I would love to see them at large and be able to actually take steps to protect them.
Hello! I’m Claire and I’m a third year geography student. In Trinidad I’ll be working on a geography project which will be part of my honours dissertation. This project will involve looking at pollution and people’s attitudes towards local and global environmental issues. I’m excited to experience the incredibly diverse and unique mix of cultures that Trinidad has to offer.
Hi, I’m Kirsty and I’m a third year zoology student. Whilst in Trinidad I will be working on amphibians which I’m looking forward to as I’ve never worked with frogs before so it’ll be really new and interesting to me. I’m excited to spend all these memories with our really great team and can’t wait to get out there.
My name is Ellen, I am a third year Zoology student and this will be my first expedition to Trinidad. I love animals and the outdoors, so going to Trinidad to work in conservation and see the vast amount of wildlife on offer has me extremely excited. Whilst on the expedition I am hoping to carry out my honours project. I would like to compare different sites in the beautiful Arima Valley and see how a recent increase in disturbance in this area is affecting the bat populations. I am extremely excited to have been chosen for this opportunity and can’t wait to explore another part of the world!
Hi I’m Jessica, a second year Geography and Economics Student. In Trinidad I am going to be to studying environmental degradation, the impact of rubbish pollution has had in both rural and urban areas in addition to understanding local people’s opinions and how this is a growing global issue. I am looking forward to being in a new environment and culture in Trinidad.
Hi, I’m Hilary, I’m a fourth year Earth Science student who has been heavily involved in expeditions for the last three years. My first expedition with the university was to Trinidad and I absolutely fell in love with it! The vibrancy of the culture, ecosystems and scenery is unparalleled, so of course I jumped at the chance to advise the new team. I also hope to use my time in Trinidad to develop my own knowledge with regards to palaeobiological indicators shown in fossil corals, such as those in the north of Trinidad. Can’t wait!
Hi, I’m Rory, and I’m a third-year zoology student going on my first ever expedition to Trinidad. I have held a great love for animals and the outdoors since I was young. Trinidad is a diverse Island with a large abundance of wildlife. I hope to do my honours project while I am over there and help my teammates with any projects they are doing. My honours project would involve bats and how urban encroachment is potentially affecting their distribution on the Island. Using special recording devices, I hope to compare bat calls both in urban and rural areas to see if the urban or rural environments favour certain species of bat. I am very excited to have this opportunity and can’t wait to experience the vibrant life of Trinidad.
Hi, I’m Rory. I’m a second year Zoology student. This will be my first expedition with the University of Glasgow, so I’m really looking forward to gaining experience and an understanding into how an expedition works. In particular, I’m excited to take part in projects involving turtles and putting the knowledge I have learned into practice. As well as experiencing the culture of Trinidad and working with locals.
Hi I’m Helena, I’m 20 years old and currently in my third year studying Zoology at Glasgow University. I will be carrying out my honours project in Trinidad next year and am really looking forward to learning about and working with its diverse range of wildlife. My honours project will be focused on the leatherback turtles that nest on the North East coast of the island, and I will be studying egg temperature and core body temperature in order to compare my results to data from the last 5 years of research. In addition, I will be comparing this data to results obtained from the hawksbill turtles nesting in Tobago.
Hi I’m Emma! I’m in my 3rd year studying zoology. In Trinidad I hope to do my honours project on the leatherback turtles, looking at the sites they choose to make their nests. I’m so excited to go to a new country and see these amazing animals up close!