'Fieldwork Ready' is the ideal starting point for all early stage agricultural sciences researchers - it will act as a guidebook of how to plan conduct and interpret field research
A new book titled ‘Fieldwork Ready’ written by Dr Sara Vero, Assistant Lecturer in Agricultural Science at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) helps students and early career researchers to overcome the challenges they face in the field and prepares them to conduct successful experiments.
As a cornerstone of agricultural science, field research is the driving force behind advancement in the agronomic, environmental and soil sciences. With ‘Fieldwork Ready’, Dr Sara Vero maps out the fundamental principles, methods and management techniques that underpin this crucial practice, offering trainee researchers an accessible introduction to the world of on-site investigation.
A guidebook for undergrad researchers
Speaking on her experience of field research, the book's author, Dr Sara Vero, discusses the importance of receiving hands-on experience as an undergraduate “Field research can be intimidating to new researchers but a structured approach to planning allows may of the most common mistakes to be avoided. I hope with this book to help students to overcome these challenges so they can focus on what really matters: learning new skills and collecting great data.”
Many undergraduate and graduate scientists have limited opportunity to develop hands-on experience before undertaking projects in the field and this book will act as a guidebook of how to plan conduct and interpret field research.
“Students conduct great research at both undergraduate level and if they go on to post-graduate roles. Not only is this work important from a scientific perspective, but it equips them with problem-solving skills and technical expertise that are crucial in industry” Vero continues.
Where to access the book
The book was released on 25 February 2021 and is published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and Wiley.
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agricultural Science
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Management in Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)
- Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (Kildalton College)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Management in Horticulture
- Bachelor of Science in Forestry
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Management in Forestry
- Bachelor of Science in Science (General)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science (Common Entry)