Peru – Geology Rocks, but Biology is Life

Peru – Geology Rocks, but Biology is Life

21st September 2018 by Kathryn Christinsen

Written by and photos courtesy of Kathryn Christinsen This summer I spent nearly three weeks in Peru on the Pacaya – Samiria National Reserve helping biologists collect data through surveys. With no exaggeration, I can say it was simply indescribable and eye-opening….

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Malawi – A brave new frontier

Malawi – A brave new frontier

11th September 2018 by Heather Gilbert

Written by Heather Gilbert Photos Courtesy of Alex Tozer & Justin Hines   We all know that biodiversity has never been more in danger than it is today. With human encroachment expanding, the wild areas in which biodiversity is traditionally thought to…

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Croatia – Opwall in Skradin (Week 1)

Croatia – Opwall in Skradin (Week 1)

24th August 2018 by Jo Fitzwilliams

It is week one and our Research Assistants and group from the German School in Helsinki arrived in Split safe and sound. We boarded the bus to the research base at the terrestrial site but we would not go there straight away…

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Guyana – From Student to Staff

Guyana – From Student to Staff

17th August 2018 by Shane Rampertab

Wrriten by and Photos Courtesy of Shane Rampertab On a whim, I applied to join the Operation Wallacea – Guyana expedition in 2016. At the time, I had a vague idea of what Opwall stood for, and I was hoping to join…

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Honduras – Journal of a Research Assistant

Honduras – Journal of a Research Assistant

25th May 2018 by Sam Rogerson

Photo Courtesy of Jon Kolby Saturday – 17/6/17 – Journal entry after one week of being in the jungle: “Jungle training was amazing. Living ‘rough’ with hammocks, a campfire and a few tarps. What a great time; true, proper trekking with funny,…

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Madagascar – Stitch Sainte Luce

Madagascar – Stitch Sainte Luce

18th May 2018 by Emma Thurley

Written by Emma Thurley (SEED Madagascar) For the past five years Project Stitch Sainte Luce, run by SEED Madagascar, has provided embroidery training to 21 women in Sainte Luce. By drawing inspiration from the diverse local wildlife and natural landscapes, women are…

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Indonesia – FADs in Bau Bau

Indonesia – FADs in Bau Bau

20th April 2018 by Alejandro Usobiaga MPhil

Written by and Video courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga MPhil Photos Courtesy of Sam Fleischmann It’s simply not enough to suggest an alternative and walk away in the hopes that someone, somewhere will make it happen. This is perhaps one of science’s most…

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Mexico – Mangrove Research

Mexico – Mangrove Research

29th March 2018 by Ian Hendy

Written by Ian Hendy Photos Courtesy of Tom Peschak Current research, in the Mangrove forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees that fringe intertidal zones populating marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. They provide a range of ecosystem services including…

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Photo Competition Winners 2017!

Photo Competition Winners 2017!

22nd February 2018 by

Back in November we held our photo competition and we’re really happy to announce the winners! It was a hard fought battle but these are our winners as chosen by Dr Erica McAlister. We also asked her to make a short comment…

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Mexico – A Snappy Update!

Mexico – A Snappy Update!

6th February 2018 by José António Nóbrega

At our forest site in Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (Campeche, Mexico) water occurs in low density and mostly in the form of aguadas (semi-temporary natural ponds sustained by rainfall) during the majority of the year, and part of our research there is to…

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Honduras – Tela Bay is protected!

Honduras – Tela Bay is protected!

6th February 2018 by Max Bodmer

This week we have received some fantastic news from our partners and friends at Tela Marine Research Centre in Honduras! In their first meeting of 2018, the Honduran Congress discussed the creation of ‘El Refugio de Vida Silvestre Marino de Tela’, and…

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Indonesia – Midnight Picnic in the Pondok

Indonesia – Midnight Picnic in the Pondok

2nd February 2018 by Melissa Donnelly

Written by and Photos courtesy of Melissa Donnelly I had just gotten back to camp from a very successful bat survey where I caught 22 animals from 6 different species. It was close to midnight; the generator was off and everyone was…

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