How researchers in remote regions overcome feelings of isolation: Opinion

A recent Nature article spotlights how academics overcome the isolation of conducting research in remote regions. The article shares tips from four scientists living in remote regions who have managed to stay connected to their academic communities. Flavia Morello (University of Magallanes) and Lamech Mwapagha (Namibia University of Science and Technology) discussed how engaging in conference interactions and collaborations with other researchers can help fill a need for interaction, while GĂ©rard Rocamora (University of Seychelles) discussed how developing organizations that foster international collaboration can help build community. Gabriele Carugati (Concordia Station in Antarctica) spoke about the toll that the physical environment has on researchers and the importance of maintaining mental and physical health through diet and exercise.