Pete, when asked to share his advice for ecologists of the future, tells New Nature, “Be proactive about seeking out opportunities to improve your CV. I try to add something to my CV every month whether it is writing for a new publication, attending or presenting at a conference or doing a volunteer survey for a local conservation group. All these opportunities raise your profile and help you to meet people.”
Pete’s own CV is certainly jam-packed! As he tells the magazine, his career highlights include surveying for Arctic charr in the lakes of Snowdonia and fish surveys in Uganda surrounded by baboons and warthogs. Other high points have included publishing his first paper, leading the RSK aquatic ecology team and his varied volunteer work.
You can read the article online at the New Nature website (p.22).
Earlier in the year, RSK graduate ecologist Lindsay Stronge had her article, ‘The Roman snail: Overexploited and under-researched’ published in the magazine. It is hoped that RSK’s relationship with this new publication will continue to develop, and we’ll see more articles from our colleagues published in the magazine in the future.