Making it as a PhD student: from master's to PhD




Megan Meacham shares her experiences from being both a student and researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre

The transition from doing a Masters degree to become a PhD student can be a big step.

In this episode, we talk to Megan Meacham who did both her Masters and PhD at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

How did she manage this big transition and what are her advice for those planning on doing the same?

Megan studied the social-ecological process that provides for the reliable production ecosystem services in the Norrström basin in Sweden. In particular she focused on the production and maintenance of sets of services generated in this heterogeneous landscape.

After completing her MSc in Ecosystems, Governance and Globalization at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Megan worked with the economic evaluation of policy decisions as well as the ecosystem service concept within the agricultural context.

This led to an interest in further exploring the ecosystem service concept, working to expedite the ecosystem service assessment process, and advancing the understanding of the social-ecological dynamics that determine and maintain specific sets of ecosystem services.

About "Life in science"

In this video series we sit down with recently graduated PhD researchers and talk about their experiences and, the life that comes after.

The interviews provide both current and prospective PhD students with a glimpse into life as an early career researcher and the various challenges and opportunities that come with it.

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