South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, United States
Fieldwork can be a harrowing experience, especially when the field throws carefully made plans into chaos. Planning for and dealing with these kinds of contingencies becomes easier with experience, but it may always present an extra challenge to those of us with executive dysfunction--in my case, ADHD. In this talk, I will share some of my experiences of planning and implementing fieldwork as well as share some of my strategies for dealing with the inevitable fieldwork chaos. While from the perspective of someone with ADHD, these strategies are broadly applicable to anyone pursuing a career with a fieldwork component.