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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Science Snacks: Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR)

Science Snacks: Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR)

20th May 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) conservation services in Romania 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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Field Notes Entry 12: Toby Farman

Field Notes Entry 12: Toby Farman

14th May 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Toby Farman is Opwall’s Systems Manager and the Country Manager for our Romania expeditions. Toby originally studied biotechnology, but an Opwall trip in 2007 sparked his passion for travel. After graduating, Toby traveled the world for 2 years with nothing more…

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Field Notes Entry 11: Dr. Raquel Thomas

Field Notes Entry 11: Dr. Raquel Thomas

20th April 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Dr. Raquel Thomas is the Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama, where she helps organize policy and practice around the sustainable management of the one million hectare reserve. In this episode, Raquel explains how she partners with businesses, government,…

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Science Snacks: Taxonomic review of the Dichotomius mamillatus group

Science Snacks: Taxonomic review of the Dichotomius mamillatus group

20th April 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Taxonomic review of the Dichotomius mamillatus group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), with a description of a new species, Dichotomius (Dichotomius) gandinii sp. nov., from western Amazonia Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast,…

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Science Snacks: Designing protected area networks

Science Snacks: Designing protected area networks

20th April 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Designing protected area networks that translate international conservation commitments into national action 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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Field Notes Entry 10: Scott Sveiven

Field Notes Entry 10: Scott Sveiven

7th April 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Scott Sveiven is the Director of Opwall’s US office and the Country Manager for our Guyana expeditions. Originally from Minnesota, Scott started travelling the world and exploring his passion for wildlife biology from an early age. He went on to become…

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Field Notes Entry 9: Mo Johnson

Field Notes Entry 9: Mo Johnson

18th March 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Mo Johnson has run Opwall’s sales offices in SE Asia, Australia, and China since 2013, and runs our marine research site on Buton Island in Indonesia. Mo lives full time in Indonesia where Opwall has been running a reforestation project since…

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Field Notes Entry 8: Darren O’Connell

Field Notes Entry 8: Darren O’Connell

18th March 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Dr. Darren O’Connell is a molecular ecologist from Ireland focused on speciation. Darren completed his PhD with Opwall in Sulawesi and played a critical role in identifying the Wangi-wangi White-eye, an Indonesian bird new to science. Today, Darren is studying honey…

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Science Snacks: Diversification of a ‘great speciator’ in the Wallacea region

Science Snacks: Diversification of a ‘great speciator’ in the Wallacea region

17th March 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Diversification of a ‘great speciator’ in the Wallacea region: differing responses of closely related resident and migratory kingfisher species (Aves: Alcedinidae: Todiramphus) Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks,…

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