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Conservation Research Expeditions & Field Courses

Biodiversity research expeditions, field courses & wildlife and cultural experiences

Conservation Research Expeditions & Field Courses

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Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research expeditions.

Research is supported by participants who join the programme, to strengthen their CV/Resume, gain skills they wish to gain or expand upon. They could also join to collect data for a dissertation or thesis (also known as an Independent Research Project (IRP). Academics benefit from funding for high quality fieldwork enabling them to publish papers in peer reviewed journals. This model enables the collection of large temporal and spatial datasets used for assessing the effectiveness of conservation management interventions.

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Why Join?

  • Get involved with active research projects - over 650 papers published to date
  • Expeditions to some of the most remote and stunning places worldwide
  • A focus on environmental education and conservation
  • No prior experience or knowledge needed - just an interest in the world around you

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How to Join International Expeditions

  • As a Research Assistant

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    Learn about and get involved with active research projects at some of the most remote and stunning on locations on the planet.

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  • For your Dissertation

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    Conduct your dissertation or thesis data collection at an active field research site, while being supervised by staff that are experts in their fields.

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  • As a High School Group

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    Giving high school students the perfect introduction to conservation and biological field research.

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