DTP welcomes 2019 cohort

7Oct

We were delighted to welcome our sixth cohort to the DTP last week by taking them on a two day field trip to Wytham Woods.  We spent two days up in the woods, dodging thunderstorms (with great skill) and carrying out a variety of activities including drone flying, building and planting weather stations for probabilistic weather forecasting, bird ringing, data collection, field mass spectrometry and a tour of the university farm.  We rounded off day with a superb meal at the White Hart gastro pub in Wytham.  To make things even more exciting we camped overnight in the wood.  Our luck held and although it was a cold night, with temperatures getting down to 4 degrees, we had no rain overnight.  It was an incredible privilege to be able to camp in the Woods, a site of special scientific interest and home to some of the longest running biodiversity experiments in the world.  We would like to thank the Conservator, Nigel Fisher, and his administrator Lucy Kilbey a hearty thanks for their welcome and support throughout the trip.