Returning home - Beware of the land mines Upon arrival back in Israel, Roy and I needed to visit our more familiar extreme environment - the hyper-arid Dead Sea basin, where we are conducting a parallel study to our Cairngorms research. We headed down to the Dead Sea - the lowest land point on earth … Continue reading Back to the desert (the other extreme environment)
Our visit to Scotland was primarily for research, so in this entry we re-focus on the actual work. The methods Collecting public surveys is not an easy task. It takes a lot of initiative, a bit of “chutzpa” (a slightly unsatisfying Merriam-Webster definition is “supreme self-confidence: NERVE, GALL”), patience and determination. And more important than … Continue reading Getting to work in the Cairngorms
For our second blog entry, we transition from cultural anecdotes (food, energy) to our actual research. The food-scholarship connection is captured in the title phrase taken from "Sayings of the Fathers". Food The Scots like their meat (with the exception of our vegetarian research assistant). And bread. And potatoes. And beans. That seems to be … Continue reading Without Bread there is no Torah… Even in the Scottish Highlands.
This is the first installment of the Cairngorms Ecosystem Service Social Assessments in Extreme Environments (Eco-Sae) research team blog. Because we were as much tourists as we were researchers, so the blog will reflect experiences as well as actual research. Hope you enjoy. What are we doing here? I was granted a small, but … Continue reading Welcome to Scotland. Enjoy the weather.