#1 On my way to Brazil
By: Melindy Dirks · 17 January 2019
Category: Master thesis Melindy Dirks
After months of preparation, the adventure will finally start today! I am on my way to Brazil for my master thesis! At the moment I am in the plane to São Paulo, Brazil, where I will take another plane to Belo Horizonte. In Belo Horizonte, the 6th biggest city in Brazil, I will be picked up by Filipe Cunha, head of the research and subsequently my supervisor. During one hour we will drive to the federal university in the village Florestal. At least, that is the plan.
Currently, at 10720 latitude above the Pacific Ocean, with the continuous humming of the plane and a sleeping German lady next to me, I have time to give you a small peak into my research. First I will tell you how I ended up here, because how is it possible that a Plant Scientist suddenly ends up in Brazil to study a bird?