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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Indonesia – The bird, the bat and the scorpion

Indonesia – The bird, the bat and the scorpion

19th January 2018 by Melissa Donnelly

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Melissa Donnelly There was an amazing quiet creek on Transect 6 that I was desperate to survey. Finally, had the chance to go out there, but once I found the location, the entire thing had dried…

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Indonesia – Batty about Bats!

Indonesia – Batty about Bats!

12th January 2018 by Melissa Donnelly

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Melissa Donnelly This is my first time in Indonesia, and I cannot wait to start looking for bats. I have mostly worked in Latin America and the Caribbean, and up until now have had very little…

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Honduras – It’s going down, I’m yelling Timbo

Honduras – It’s going down, I’m yelling Timbo

5th January 2018 by Victoria Wilmott

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Victoria Wilmott In July 2017 myself and fourteen other A-level students signed up to join Operation Wallacea in the rainforests and seas of Honduras in Central America, for what would be one of the most challenging…

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South Africa – We’ll never forget

South Africa – We’ll never forget

20th December 2017 by Lauren Doubek & Erika Stanish

Written by and photos courtesy of Lauren Doubek & Erika Stanish Africa is a place of extremes. The weather changes in an instant from freezing cold to boiling hot. The scenery changes from barren to lush. The drives go from breathing in…

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Mexico – 2 years, 2 expeditions

Mexico – 2 years, 2 expeditions

24th November 2017 by Krysten Martin

Written by Krysten Martin Photos  Courtesy of Krysten Martin and Vivek Manthri I initially came to Mexico in the 2016 field season for four weeks as a research assistant. I was looking for a place to conduct my senior research project/dissertation and…

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Madagascar – Sunrise with the lemurs

Madagascar – Sunrise with the lemurs

17th November 2017 by Quinn Parker

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Quinn Parker I recently read an article that claimed that if you spend just forty-eight hours out in nature, your outlook on life can improve. You begin to relax; you feel rejuvenated, and you spend a…

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Peru – Hip-hop hooray

Peru – Hip-hop hooray

10th November 2017 by Emily Tees

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Emily Tees Cover Photo Courtesy of  Mark Bowler This summer I had the utmost pleasure of spending almost three weeks in the Peruvian Amazon with other Southridge students on a biology trip. While in Peru, we…

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