Research areasEducation and training
RationaleThis is a field course for students enrolled on the MRes Tropical Forest Ecology course at Imperial College London. The course is designed to embed students within the research environment of the SAFE Project, and provide hands-on experience in: Generating hypotheses; Experimental design; Field data collection and management; and Field taxonomy.
MethodsThe course will be structured around a series of two to four day group projects. For each project, the class will: discuss a research question with a researcher currently working at SAFE; develop that question into a testable hypothesis; design the collection of field data to test that hypothesis; collect the data over a period of several days; and collate the field data and metadata into a format appropriate for inclusion in the SAFE Project online database. Students will be expected to conduct basic analyses of the data and present their findings in short, two to three page, write-ups.