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Each year, we award five fieldwork apprenticeship bursaries to support first year university geography students to work as apprentices on overseas fieldwork during the summer. Each student will be involved with a research project, led by a lecturer at their institution.

Fieldwork Apprentice Richard Campion
Richard Campion (2013)
University of Hull
Mentor: Professor Daniel Parsons
Mekong River Sediment Dynamics (NERC STELAR-S2S), Cambodia (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice James Wylie
James Wylie (2013)
The University of Edinburgh
Mentor: Professor Andrew Dugmore
Tephra layers and early warning signals of critical transitions, Iceland (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Eleanore Heasley
Eleanore Heasley (2013)
University of Southampton
Mentor: Professor Stephen Darby
Flow, suspended sediment, bed material and nutrient fluxes on the peak of the Mekong's monsoon flood, Cambodia (PDF)

Fieldwork apprentice Sarah Pearl
Sarah Pearl (2013)
University of Leeds
Mentor: Dr Tim Baker
Peatland forest dynamics in Peruvian Amazonia (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Isabelle Morledge
Isabelle Morledge (2013)
University of St Andrews
Mentor: Dr Rehema White
Decline of Zambezi Teak Forests, Zimbabwe & Zambia(PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Mark Jones
Mark Jones (2012)
University of Portsmouth
Mentor: Dr Richard Teeuw
NW Dominica Coastal Surveys 2012 (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Oliver Clark
Oliver Clark (2012)
University of Leeds
Mentor: Dr Katherine Roucoux
The environmental history of abandoned river channels in the Peruvian Amazon (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Rachel Wylie
Rachel Wylie (2012)
University of Leeds
Mentor: Dr Clare Woulds
Recent hydrological changes in arctic peatlands, Sweden (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Siôn Regan
Siôn Regan (2012)
University of Liverpool
Mentor: Dr Barbara Mauz
The Sultanate of Oman: Sediment Flux to the Coast (PDF)
Siôn's blog »

Fieldwork Apprentice Esme Shattock
Esme Shattock (2012)
University of Leeds
Mentor: Dr Katherine Roucoux
Wetland forest dynamics in Peruvian Amazonia (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Abigail Alderson
Abigail Alderson (2012)
Royal Holloway, University of London
Mentor: Dr Thomas Stevens
Dust storms and Chinese loess sources over 22 million years (PDF)
Abigail's blog »

Fieldwork Apprentice Holly Stewart
Holly Stewart (2011)
Durham University
Mentor: Professor Antony Long
Reconstructing Holocene temperatures around the Greenland Ice Sheet using chironomids (non-biting midges) (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Harrhy James
Harrhy James (2011)
Durham University
Mentor: Dr David Roberts
Ice sheet reconstruction in Greenland (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Jonathan Kitchen
Jonathan Kitchen (2011)
University of Stirling
Mentor: Dr Robert McCulloch
Late-glacial/Holocene transition, Fuego-Patagonia, Chile (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Elizabeth Moore
Elizabeth Moore (2011)
University of Central Lancashire
Mentor: Dr Mark Toogood
Maasai Womens' Geographies and Biodiversity in Kenya (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Megan ODonnell
Megan O'Donnell (2011) University of St Andrews
Mentor: Dr Vincent Rinterknecht
Climatic reconstruction of the Spanish Pyrenees over the last 20,000 years based on glacial record (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Lisa Howell
Lisa Howell (2010)
Royal Holloway, University of London
Mentor: Dr Danielle Schreve
Ebbor Gorge Lateglacial palaeoenvironments, Somerset (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Hazel Gunn
Hazel Gunn (2010)
University of Nottingham
Mentor: Dr Suzanne McGowan
Long-range atmospheric nitrogen deposition as a driver of ecological change in Arctic lakes, Greenland (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Sarah Ollier
Sarah Ollier (2010)
University of Manchester
Mentor: Professor Ernest Rutter
Magnetic survey of the Carboneras Fault Zone, Spain (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Ruby Jurczyk
Ruby Jurczyk (2010)
University of Leeds
Mentor: Dr Tim Baker
Long-term forest dynamics in Peruvian Amazonia (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Huw Smith
Huw Smith (2009)
University of Stirling
Mentor: Professor Ian Simpson
Human ecodynamics in the Norse North Atlantic - Myvatnssveit, northern Iceland (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Sarah Biejat
Sarah Biejat (2009)
University of Portsmouth
Mentor: Dr Richard Teeuw
North Dominica Geohazards 2009 (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Ricky Stevens
Ricky Stevens (2009)
Queen Mary University, London
Mentor: Dr Simon Carr
Sensitivity of Icelandic Glaciers to Climate Change (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice James Farrell
James Farrell (2009)
University of Leeds
Mentor: Dr Lee Brown
Hohe Tauern Alps Project – Austria (PDF)

Fieldwork Apprentice Nathan Thomas
Nathan Thomas (2009)
University of
Dr John Grattan
Settlement and palaeochannel in the Jordanian desert: exploring the environmental impact of the Bronze Age Copper factories and mines in Wadi Faynan (PDF)



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