Sandra Binning is an Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal, Canada, and Dominique Roche is a Marie Curie Fellow at Carleton University, Canada. Together, they investigate how animals respond to environmental stressors. Binning and Roche completed their undergraduate degrees in Biology and master’s degrees at McGill University, Canada, before undertaking their PhDs at the Australian National University, Australia. The pair then moved to the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, for a 4 year postdoc period. Binning and Roche tell us about working in field locations ranging from Barbados and Panama to Uganda and the Great Barrier Reef, and discuss scuba diving and safety when working in dangerous conditions.