Welcome to our first instalment of our HQP Summer Travel Series! This series will highlight some of the exciting trips that our HQPs went on this summer through the HQP mobility fund. We begin our series with an entry from Theme 2 PhD candidate Ehsan Pashanejad. Ehsan had a busy summer involving both a field trip to the Prairies for his research and a trip to Montréal for this year's ESA conference!
In a single word, both the field trip and ESA were awesome! The ESA was the ever-big meeting for me so far and I had the opportunity to learn from different perspectives and see various up-to-date presentations and lectures.
But the greatest takeaways from my prairie field trip. I can summarize in a few bullet points:
The field trip and ESA were both an eye opener and I hope there will be such opportunities again in the future as I am moving forward in my research to be engaged with the local context of ecosystem service modelling.
Ehsan Pashanejad is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia. You can read more about his research with theme 2 by visiting his profile here.