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Sally graduated from Loughborough University in 2009 with first class honours in Geography (BSc) and then went on to study an Environmental Sciences Masters by Research at Bangor University (Wales).
She is now a PhD student at Exeter University, where her work focuses on mapping and understanding permafrost features (rock glaciers) in the Dry Andes of Bolivia and the implications on future water resources.
Her PhD is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Oxfam and Agua Sustentable.
Researcher Sally Rangecroft has been racing against the clock and against chilling winds, snow storms, high altitude and limited daylight to complete her field work in Bolivia, where she is studying Andean rock glaciers and what might happen to them as the climate heats up and changes.
Sally Rangecroft is conducting research into the water potential of rock glaciers in Bolivia in partnership with Oxfam and the Bolivian NGO Agua Sustenable. Here she shares the realities of conducting research at a high altitude as she reports on the realities of living in La Paz.
Sally Rangecroft is conducting research into the water potential of rock glaciers in Bolivia. Here she shares the realities of conducting research at a high altitude as she reports on her first two field trips.
With water scarcity increasingly impacting on people living in Bolivia, Oxfam has sponsored a geography PhD student to map water resources in the Dry Andes. Here Sally Rangecroft explains more about her research and her experiences.
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