Doing field research

Undertaking field studies
Conducting field visits

Field studies take place at geographical locations, or field sites. Many biological field sites are just the places where individual scientists conduct a single study, but some field sites become locations where studies build upon other studies. Famous examples include the field site established by Peter and Rosemary Grant for the study of Darwin’s Finches and Gombe Park in Tanzania for the study of Chimpanzees. Most large universities maintain field stations; this naturally leads to projects that build upon other projects.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies