Starting october 1st, I joined about a hundred thousand people on a month-long mindfulness summit. Every day, for 31 days I have the opportunity to listen to outstanding speakers and be motivated to join others in a daily mindfulness routine. Check out my blog around October 31st to read about the highlights and my experiences. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hilo Bay from Coconut Island: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bengal almond and … Continue reading Hawaii month 2- Meditation voyage and other adventures
Research is going well, I’ve finally started spending much more time in the field. At the moment, I’m interested in measuring the biomass content of the research site I am working on. This research site- ‘Liko Na Pilina’ is a hybrid restoration project whereby a group of scientists from the USDA Forest service, UH Hilo and Stanford University are creating a ‘model community’ to restore … Continue reading Hawaii Month 2- Research Updates
The end of week four was a little frightening as I realised that I have already been here for a month. My research is moving along slowly and I still haven’t sent out my research proposal to my advisors for review. I’m working on the methodologies, and finding it extremely hard to explain how I am going to project the research site in the future … Continue reading Hawaii Week 4!
It’s been nearly a week since my arrival and I’ve done a great deal of things already. I’ve had time to settle in, discover my research site, get my new car in Waimea: up North of Hilo and do a few fun activities. My landlords, (more like my host family) are incredibly nice. They cooked me a wonderful chicken pumpkin dish on the first night after … Continue reading Big Island, Hawaii, Week One.
I think about MY AIR MILES on a regular basis. Growing up in London with an American father and a French mother, I started flying very young to visit both sides of my family (which I am very grateful for). My parents, outdoor enthusiasts, also treated my brothers and I to ski and sailing vacations in direction of the best snow and wind conditions. As … Continue reading Flying Environmentalists ?
In 2014, I graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Plant Science and developed a passion for perennial edible landscapes because of their potential to resolve food insecurity. As our food systems are deeply intertwined with other systems in society, I enrolled in an MPhil in Environmental Change and Management at University of Oxford to better understand the ‘big picture’. I have completed the first year of my coursework and … Continue reading My Research
Plastic Tides is actively involved in sampling microbeads in the water. On our first expedition in Bermuda, we used a trawl designed by the Plastic Ocean Project that is dragged behind a boat to sample the floating microbeads. As we used the trawl behind our man-powered paddle boards, we found it to be quite challenging. We now have a new design, using PVC pipes, net, rope, bolts and rods. … Continue reading Plastic Tides Science- Trawl Design
Off I go for 2 months of work in Ithaca, my suitcase is full of research equipment, snorkeling & hiking gear and camping gear in case I need to camp-out at a research site. Continue reading Summer in Ithaca