Field work can often be an adventurous endeavor and planning for the possibility of problems is just as important as preparing for exciting research. At UC Davis, there is an entire Field Safety Research Team dedicated to facilitating safe field research. The field safety team provides consultations on how to minimize risk while in the field. One of the fantastic resources available to UC Davis researchers is the rental of Garmin inReach devices that let researchers send messages home, track their progress via GPS, and call in emergency aid if needed.
[Photo and caption by Allison Lau]
[Edited by Maggie Creamer]