Peru – The Life of a Tropical Bird Ecologist

Peru – The Life of a Tropical Bird Ecologist

18th September 2015 by Fergus Eakin

Written by and photos courtesy of Fergus Eakin I would like to share my experience, as a research assistant, on the Peruvian Opwall expedition. As an ecologist I have been captivated by the rainforest since the first time I ever watched a…

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Madagascar – Spatial Ecology and the Fossa

Madagascar – Spatial Ecology and the Fossa

11th September 2015 by Joseph Bailey

Written by Joseph Bailey Photo Courtesy of Hannah Thomas We are now well over half way through the season in Madagascar and spatial ecology and mapping techniques have been used across a wide range of research projects at the Operation Wallacea site….

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Mexico – Monkeying Around

Mexico – Monkeying Around

4th September 2015 by Caitlin Andrews

Written by and Photos courtesy of Caitlin Andrews I recently came across a stack of my old elementary school papers, and, on one of them, my seven-year-old self wrote that I wanted to be a primatologist when I grew up. Fourteen years…

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Indonesia – Hoga United vs. Kaledupa F.C

Indonesia – Hoga United vs. Kaledupa F.C

28th August 2015 by Steven Greaves

Written by and photo courtesy of Steven Greaves There are few things that exist today that can truly bring two completely different communities together, however one thing that tends strike up a rapor is sport and most likely football, so when I…

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Mexico – From School Student to Staff Member

Mexico – From School Student to Staff Member

21st August 2015 by Erin Cubitt

Written by and photo courtesy of Erin Cubitt The first time I came across Operation Wallacea was during school in 2008 when our biology teacher gave us a presentation about the school expeditions. As I watched the slideshow I felt excitement grow…

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Greece – Meet Argiro the Monk Seal!

Greece – Meet Argiro the Monk Seal!

14th August 2015 by Dan Ward

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Dan Ward She is a Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) pup, less than 2 years old, who shows quite strange behaviour! Normally these marine mammals prefer inaccessible coast lines and caves as resting areas. Argiro, affectionately…

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Madagascar – Forest Birds

Madagascar – Forest Birds

10th August 2015 by Peter Long

Written by Peter Long, University of Oxford & Solohery Rasamison, University of Antananarivo Photos Courtesy of Deena Wilmott Since 2010 we have been monitoring forest birds in Mariarano, western Madagascar, by conducting point counts at 150 locations across the forest on multiple…

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Indonesia – The Plastic Problem

Indonesia – The Plastic Problem

7th August 2015 by

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Emma Camp Plastic pollution accounts for 60-80 % of marine litter worldwide that totals approximately 14 billion pounds each year.  Due to ocean gyres, trash will accumulate in massive islands with an example of the Great…

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Mexico – Bats, Bats, Bats

Mexico – Bats, Bats, Bats

3rd August 2015 by Alyson Brokaw

Written by and Photos courtesy of Alyson Brokaw It`s just after 8 o`clock in the evening and the forest is slowly growing darker. With the help of the students, we just opened the mist nets and are waiting for our first catch…

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Indonesia – Reflections from the Physiology Lab (Part 2)

Indonesia – Reflections from the Physiology Lab (Part 2)

31st July 2015 by Dr Wayne Bennett

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Dr Wayne Bennett We are 14. In addition to Theresa and me, twelve nascent physiology minions now occupy The Wet Lab. For the first week the minions were running hot on enthusiasm and euphoria. The problem…

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Transylvania – It must Bee love

Transylvania – It must Bee love

27th July 2015 by Georgie Scott

Written by Georgie Scott Photos Courtesy of Ciortan Bogdan and Marcela Man     The first two week expedition has come to a close with over 500 hours of surveys completed. Our first villages were Richis and Nou Sasesc, situated in the…

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Peru – DeMatha’s Experience

Peru – DeMatha’s Experience

24th July 2015 by Vicki Landersman

Written by and photos courtesy of Vicki Landersman     We are from DeMatha Catholic High School, USA.  The boys learned how to conduct different survey methods, the type of information that is needed for each method, how to record the data,…

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