Additional Plot-twists are Welcome

by Leena Jaakola (University of Copenhagen, DMR A/S) Needless to say, much of 2020 came as a shock to everyone, but taking on this PhD steered my life in a direction I never saw coming. Anyone else with a severe case of imposter syndrome? No, just me…? My background...

Diving through research with a pandemic on the edge

By Ruth Tchana Wandji (Agricultural University of Iceland) Uncertainty, one word I will use in describing these last months with covid-19. Though in regular times being uncertain is mild, in covid-19 times, the stakes are higher. The main uncertainty was not being...

Adapting to a new normal

by Joanna Pranga (ILVO, Belgium) My PhD started just one month before the pandemic and the subsequent lock down. It was not an ideal start to a doctoral research journey. Just like all of us, a quick adaptation to an entirely new situation was essential. We entered...

Looking back at a first year of PhD rhythmed by a pandemic

by Coline Le Noir De Carlan (University of Antwerp) It’s actually quite funny thinking back about the first few weeks as a member of FutureArctic, when projects and ideas were building up. It didn’t take long for us to get caught by what would soon become this...

Field and lab-based research during a pandemic!!!!

By Biplabi Bhattharai (University of Tartu) The scariest word of 2020 for me was “stay-home”. Last winter had me itching to get back to travelling and see the world, to visit my family, or just to hang out with friends. I had been waiting for the spring/summer to come...