Fieldwork Timeline

April 2016

Travel to Oman
Orientation and acclimatisation
Meet with collaborating organisations
Trial fieldwork methods and logistics

May 2016

Social science and participatory mapping methods underway
Social science data accumulating, themes emerging
Opportunistic livestock data begins accumulating

June 2016

Ramadan – break in social science research
Evaluate progress
Preliminary GIS modelling on grazing data
Develop additional participatory appraisal methods
Develop methods for ecological surveys

July-October 2016

Undertake bulk of social science research
Recursive analysis of qualitative data and GIS modelling

November 2016-February 2017

Carry out ecological fieldwork