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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Honduras – Utila, Tela and sea urchins

Honduras – Utila, Tela and sea urchins

3rd November 2017 by Adam Heath

Written by Adam Heath Photos courtesy of Matt Bassett and Carol Battram During the summer of 2017 I spent 6 weeks with Opwall in Honduras splitting my time equally between their two marine sites: one near the town of Tela on the…

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Indonesia – Global FinPrint update

Indonesia – Global FinPrint update

27th October 2017 by Samantha Sherman

Written by and photos courtesy of Samantha Sherman This summer was the second Global FinPrint field trip to the Bau Bau Marine Site but it was the first trip that included OpWall Research Assistants (RAs). The Global FinPrint Project (www.globalfinprint.org), a Paul…

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Mexico – Don’t bug me

Mexico – Don’t bug me

20th October 2017 by Christopher Cook

Written by and photos courtesy of Christopher Cook Feature photo courtesy of Saskia Van Dongen If you are an entomologist, an arthropod enthusiast or just someone that has a fascination for invertebrates then I highly recommend visiting the Calakmul bio reserve in…

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Peru – Enter the Forest

Peru – Enter the Forest

6th October 2017 by Dael Sassoon

Written by and photos courtesy of Dael Sassoon Photos courtesy of Fabian Mulhberger One thought kept echoing in my mind since the first day of the expedition: I don’t want to leave. Considering I only stayed in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for two…

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Indonesia – ‘Shake’ your wrasse

Indonesia – ‘Shake’ your wrasse

15th September 2017 by

Around a week before I set out for Operation Wallacea’s base in Indonesia for my eight week stay as a research assistant, a thought occurred to me. I realized that despite all the work I had done in picking out a program…

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Guyana – What big EARS you have!

Guyana – What big EARS you have!

1st September 2017 by Burton Lim

Written by Burton Lim, Royal Ontario Museum Photo Courtesy of Justin Isip Bat netting began with a bang at Turtle Mountain for the start of the 2017 Opwall monitoring at Iwokrama Forest in Guyana.  The first night we caught 10 bats representing…

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Peru – Volunteering in the Land of Mirrors

Peru – Volunteering in the Land of Mirrors

25th August 2017 by Jasmine Clark

Written by and photos courtesy of Jasmine Clark You know you are deep in the jungle when the dawn chorus is not birds, but the strange call of the howler monkeys. To the untrained ear of a newly-arrived research assistant, it sounds…

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Madagascar – Dissertation Students’ researches and more

Madagascar – Dissertation Students’ researches and more

18th August 2017 by Joseph Bailey

Written by Joseph Bailey Cover photo courtesy of Alex Toser For the third year in a row, I have had the privilege of supervising and advising on a whole range of dissertation students’ projects in the dry forests of north-west Madagascar, with…

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Honduras – the Twilight Zone

Honduras – the Twilight Zone

4th August 2017 by Jack Laverick

Written by Jack Laverick Photos Courtesy of Dan Exton Using data collected throughout the summer season and beyond we’re interested in understanding differences between the reef fish we find on shallow and twilight zone (mesophotic) reefs. Specifically we are trying to understand…

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Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight!

28th July 2017 by Phil Stanier

First published on our facebook on February 28th 2015 Staff/Student Spotlight! Introducing Phil Stanier! “The 9th October 1998 is a very special date for me. Not only was it my 19th Birthday but it was also the day that I saw an…

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Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight!

21st July 2017 by Jane Hardwick

First published on our facebook wall on April 18th 2015 Staff/Student Spotlight! This week – Jane Hardwick! “I wouldn’t be where I was today without the invaluable experience I have gained from working for Operation Wallacea. My first field season was in…

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