This episode is the third part of a series all about my dissertation research on African forest elephants. People were really curious about how I actually went about this (how does one study elephants?), so I made a series about how I set up the research and what it was like to study them. Make sure you are up to date with the first two episodes: #24. How Do You Study Elephants? The Start of My Journey and #25. Choosing a Field Site for Forest Elephant Research.
This week’s episode is all about preparing for my first field season – all of the steps I had to take to get there, and what studying forest elephants is really like.
The last time we left off, I was planning to work in Ivindo National Park. Now it’s time for me to get my permits, find funding to pay for my trip and lab work, and start my field work. But the first rule of science is that things never go as planned…
This week’s episode is all about these next steps. Specifically, I talk about:
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