Freya was one of our first cohort of interns, working at Kew on a three month project from January to March. She helped on our oak project and developed skills in DNA extraction and bioinformatics. You can read Freya’s diary here:
University of Southampton and Centre for Forest Protection PhD student Alexandra Ash is investigating the bark-stripping behaviour of grey squirrels to identify future methods to prevent tree damage. Alexandra tells us about the challenges of navigating problem-solving in the field to develop the best experimental set-up for feeding trials.