A new podcast bringing you tales from the field!


Find out what is in store for the series...

Hello there! You've found our brand-new podcast series. We're very excited to share the interviews from Fieldwork Diaries with you. But, just before we get going, here's a little taster of what’s to come.

About the podcast

Could you camp on the edge of an active volcano? Would you rather hike through the Himalaya, or paddle through the peatlands of Indonesia? Hear first-hand accounts from the field researchers who've been there, done that and much more, during their adventures to understand the world around us.


Volcanologist Kerry Reid talks about her fieldwork adventures working on the active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua

Kerry Reid is a volcanologist and PhD student at The Open University. In this podcast, she describes her fieldwork in Central America, where she studies the volcanic degassing of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. Her work helps to predict future activity at the volcano, and is crucial to the health and ...


Biogeochemist Matt Kent talks about his fieldwork experiences in the peatlands of Indonesia

Open University biogeochemist Matt Kent transports us to the peatlands of Indonesia, the land of the orang-utan, and a critical carbon-store. Matt studies tropical peatlands, investigating water-air greenhouse gas emissions and what dominates these processes. Listen to him cover everything from the joys of fieldwork, working with local field guides ...