A Week at the Knepp Estate

A Week at the Knepp Estate

11th October 2021 by Florence Turner

At the beginning of July 2021, I went on a week-long fieldwork course to Knepp Park Estate with Operation Wallacea. Along with a group of other young people my age, I joined in with many wildlife surveys.     On invertebrate surveys…

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Field Notes Entry 18: Manuel Sanchez

Field Notes Entry 18: Manuel Sanchez

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Manuel Sanchez is an ornithologist and science communicator from Southern Ecuador who fell in love with birds exploring the natural spaces around his home. Today, he is focused on using rapid biodiversity assessments to mobilize politicians and local people toward protecting…

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Field Notes Entry 17: Sophia Wood and Gara Trujillo

Field Notes Entry 17: Sophia Wood and Gara Trujillo

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Gara Trujillo is a passionate conservation biologist with experience working in the Peruvian Amazon, Coastal Greece, and the Galapagos Islands. She recently completed an Erasmus program in Environmental Policy after directing the Opwall site in the Galapagos in 2019. Sophia is…

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Science Snacks: Sleeping site fidelity in three neotropical species of herpetofauna

Science Snacks: Sleeping site fidelity in three neotropical species of herpetofauna

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title:Sleeping site fidelity in three neotropical species of herpetofauna Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.         Paper Summary: This article…

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Science Snacks: Observations on foraging behaviour of Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Science Snacks: Observations on foraging behaviour of Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis in the Ecuadorian Amazon

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Observations on foraging behaviour of Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis in the Ecuadorian Amazon Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.      …

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Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.         Paper Summary: This paper documents…

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Science Snacks: The Biological Value of the Natewa Peninsula

Science Snacks: The Biological Value of the Natewa Peninsula

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: The Biological value of the Natewa Peninsula Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.   Paper Summary: The Natewa Peninsula encompasses 55,000 ha…

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Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Joe England is a British ornithologist who has worked with Opwall in Fiji since the site was established in 2017. He is deeply passionate about living a life aligned with protecting and loving the natural world, which shines through in all…

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Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Sara Carlson moved to Fiji with her partner Matthew five years ago and has lived on the Natewa Peninsula ever since, including through the whole pandemic. Prior to the move, Sara helped jumpstart Opwall’s US office, and ran projects in Mexico,…

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Field Notes Entry 14: Cristi Gherghiceanu

Field Notes Entry 14: Cristi Gherghiceanu

20th May 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Cristi Gherghiceanu is the executive president of Fundatia ADEPT, a Romanian non-profit dedicated to protecting Transylvanian biodiversity and traditional agriculture through innovation and education. ADEPT partnered with Opwall to set up our projects in Transylvania, and have deepened the relationship by…

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Field Notes Entry 13: Madalina Marian

Field Notes Entry 13: Madalina Marian

20th May 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Originally from Sighisoara, Madalina Marian is a proud advocate of Transylvanian heritage, nature, and culture. She grew up foraging in the hilltop forests, keeping an eye out for bears and chasing butterflies in Transylvania’s wildflower meadows, which inspired her passion for…

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Science Snacks: Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future

Science Snacks: Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future

20th May 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.       Paper Summary: Young…

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