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Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight!

By José António Nóbrega

Staff Spotlight Saturdays! Introducing José António Nóbrega (Jotó) who came away with us on the México expedition 2014/2015/2016 and this year! “As a Portuguese biologist passionate about biodiversity, environment and conservation, I am always looking for a new challenge. During my academic…

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Indonesia – Global FinPrint!

Indonesia – Global FinPrint!

By Samantha Sherman

Written by Samantha Sherman My name is Samantha Sherman and I am a PhD student at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. I was fortunate enough to recently spend a month in Bau Bau, Indonesia working with Operation Wallacea and Wasage Divers….

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Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight!

By George Lonsdale

Written by and photos courtesy of George Lonsdale As the 4×4 rolled down the last part of the dirt road into base camp, I was immersed in a new world. A world of green forests, new wildlife and research…and I was entranced….

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South Africa – Stars in my eyes

South Africa – Stars in my eyes

By Adiel Cuschieri

Written by Adiel Cuschieri Photos Courtesy of James Orr and Roger Poland South Africa! Where do I even begin? Three weeks have so far flown by and I can honestly say that I never thought I could learn so much in such…

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Mexico – the caterpillar in the haterpillar

Mexico – the caterpillar in the haterpillar

By Brinna Barlow

Written by Brinna Barlow Photo Courtesy of Andy Clark Each Monday evening in KM20 we run an opportunist herpetofauna walk (that’s reptiles and amphibians). I thoroughly enjoy these walks as they don’t get back too late and there is always a plethora…

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Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area

Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area

By Dr Kathy Slater

Written by Dr Kathy Slater Photos courtesy of Akumal Dive Centre For the last 5 years Operation Wallacea has been operating in a small coastal town called Akumal that consists of extensive reefs, mangroves, lagoons, beaches with a high density of nesting…

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Women in Conservation Science

Women in Conservation Science

By Dr Danielle Gilroy

Written by Dr Danielle Gilroy (Senior Scientist & Terrestrial Research Office for Operation Wallacea) I first became aware of a gender skew in academia during my Biology undergraduate degree. Among my course-mates it was clear that there were more female undergraduate students, but…

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South Africa – From School to the Wilderness

South Africa – From School to the Wilderness

By Ethan Floro

Written by and photos courtesy of Ethan Floro Towards the end of last June, I embarked on a two week educational journey to Africa. The purpose of this trip was to take part in the Operation Wallacea initiative and this time around,…

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Madagascar – I can change!

Madagascar – I can change!

By Katy Chapman

Written by Katy Chapman Photos Courtesy of Alex Tozer, Roger Poland, Marc Rabenenasa and Hannah Thomas Spring I spent six weeks this summer in Madagascar, getting data for my 3rd year undergrad dissertation, which was on colour change by chameleons in social…

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Indonesia – 3D Modelling an Artificial Reef

Indonesia – 3D Modelling an Artificial Reef

By Alejandro Usobiaga

Written by and photos courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga   3D Modelling an Artificial Reef Artificial reefs have become an important tool for coral reef managers to battle reef degradation and help recruit macrofauna to the surrounding area. They can provide a refuge…

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Transylvania – Surprise, Butterflies!

Transylvania – Surprise, Butterflies!

By Andrew Power

Written by Andrew Power Photos Courtesy of Ben Porter I travelled to Romania this summer for the first time to join the Operation Wallacea Transylvania team. I have always been a wildlife nut, growing up in Ireland, bird watching and catching butterflies since…

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Mexico – It’s raining bats and dogs

Mexico – It’s raining bats and dogs

By Andrea Rivas

Written by and photos courtesy of Tally Yoh Cover photo courtesy of Andrea Rivas From the aeroplane window I realised Mexico would be nothing like I expected. My first time travelling, I was certainly a sucker for all the media hype. The…

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