Grey days

All the PhD students have now passed their progression hurdles, rather inconveniently QM requires this to be done right in the middle of the boreal summer when ecological students should be doing fieldwork. With three in press papers and one in submission, publication is looking OK. The next papers to work on will be the Badgers and TB model, Greg has his first paper to form - this looks like it will be the first climate change forced forest model, while if I have the energy I may return to zebra finch genomics. What is taking the time right now though is a grant proposal - as usual the science is done and the peripheral stuff - data management plan, impact summary, impact plan, justification of resources, track record - just drags on. Meanwhile in the other part of my life degrees are being decided - fingers crossed for the graduating students out there.

© Matthew Evans 2015