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Carbon Neutral 2021 Challenge – Will You Join Us?

Carbon Neutral 2021 Challenge – Will You Join Us?

26th February 2021 by Beth Newark

2020 was a tough year for everyone, and especially for rural communities that depend on tourism income, and conservationists blocked from traveling to develop critical projects around the world. However, it is still possible to make a difference for communities and conservation while…

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Field Notes Entry 6: Alex Tozer

Field Notes Entry 6: Alex Tozer

22nd February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Alex is the Director or Operations at Operation Wallacea. Alex first started working with Operation Wallacea in the summer of 2004, when he volunteered to work in a baking hot office in a dusty Honduran town for 3 months in…

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Field Notes Entry 5: Dr Tim Coles

Field Notes Entry 5: Dr Tim Coles

20th February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Dr. Tim Coles founded Operation Wallacea in 1995, and the Operation Wallacea Trust (Charity no. 1078362) in 1998. The idea behind the programme was to be able to fund academics to complete long term data sets as an alternative to…

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Science Snacks: Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers

Science Snacks: Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers

18th February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers 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: Climate change is a hot…

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Science Snacks: The global tree restoration potential

Science Snacks: The global tree restoration potential

18th February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: The Global Tree Restoration Potential 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: Restoring forests around the world is…

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Field Notes Entry 4: Gerardo Orozco

Field Notes Entry 4: Gerardo Orozco

15th February 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Gerardo is the owner and manager of Akumal Dive Center, the oldest dive shop in Akumal Bay, and Opwall’s partner for marine research in Mexico. Gerardo ended up in the field of conservation somewhat by accident. He studied business and after…

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Field Notes Entry 3: Dr Kathy Slater

Field Notes Entry 3: Dr Kathy Slater

29th January 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Kathy is the Research Manager and Senior Scientist of Operation Wallacea’s Mexico project. Kathy works for the UK office, but is based in Mexico year round. Kathy has lived and worked in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for 15 years,…

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Science Snacks: Turtles in Akumal Bay, Mexico

Science Snacks: Turtles in Akumal Bay, Mexico

29th January 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Report on the Monitoring of Green Sea Turtles and Sea Grasses in Akumal Bay Mexico 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…

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Science Snacks: Climate Change in Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Science Snacks: Climate Change in Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

29th January 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Climate change, aguadas and herpetofaunal community structure in Calakmul biosphere reserve, Campeche, Mexico 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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Why do taxonomists need to take specimens?

Why do taxonomists need to take specimens?

28th January 2021 by Dr Tom Martin

This is very common question (and a good one!). It does seem paradoxical that zoologists need to take physical specimens from a species in order to ultimately preserve it, but that is very much the case! There are two parts to this…

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The art of taxonomy: how is a new species described?

The art of taxonomy: how is a new species described?

25th January 2021 by Dr Tom Martin & Dr Danny Haelewaters

Dr Tom Martin – Operation Wallacea, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, UK Danny Haelewaters – Research Group Mycology, Department of Biology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.   Taxonomy (the science of naming of species) is of fundamental importance to both biologists…

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Field Notes Entry 2: Fabiola Rodriguez

Field Notes Entry 2: Fabiola Rodriguez

19th January 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Fabiola Rodriguez is a Honduran ecologist and doctoral candidate at Tulane University studying how coffee production impacts overwintering birds. We talk to Fabiola about coffee production in Northern Honduras and how it impacts bird populations that spend winter in Central America….

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