This was sooo hard!
Having not been able to run the normal events this year, the Post-Graduate Forum group (PGF RGS-IBG) decided to hold a twitter conference. With an allocated day and time, participants summarised their research in 5 tweets (one every 3 mins) and then had 15mins for Q&A.
It's a great idea, but even with the tweets pre-prepared I found the format pretty challenging. In particular checking that you've found and answered all the questions asked during your 15min slot was tricky. Thinking about this afterwards, I don't actually have twitter downloaded onto my phone as an app, because being pinged by things drives me nuts. However, this would have been of benefit during this conference, I could have always removed it again afterwards! Oh well a note for the next time.
Anyway, whilst it's pretty easy to find the thread, I've pasted it all below for reference - it was fun, and a good way to share a (very) brief research update:
Hi folks! I'm an interdisciplinary researcher in the final stages of data collection exploring the expertise and experiences of land managers, modeling treescape impacts on catchment hydrology and exploring how these are entangled disciplines #pgftc2020 #pgfhome #envgeog #trees pic.twitter.com/YeXmSt2Aab— Jenny Knight (@missjsknight) August 25, 2020
#SHETranresearch.ncl.ac.uk/shetran/Prelim findings include:
Farmers/Landmanagers (LM) plant trees;
LM expertise has an important impact on data collection;
LM preferences informed by multiple factors incl not ruled by) economics;
The social and physical (incl geomorphological) are entangled in landscapes [3/5]