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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Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight!

14th July 2017 by Hannah Hoskins

Staff/Student Spotlight Saturdays! Introducing Hannah Hoskins! “I first went to Honduras as a Research Assistant at the end of my first year of university. I loved being in the forest, meeting all the brilliant scientists and learning hands-on ecological survey techniques. I…

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Cuba – A week in the life…

Cuba – A week in the life…

7th July 2017 by Sophie Johnson

Written by Sophie Johnson Photos Courtesy of Jorge Angulo I heard about Operation Wallacea from one of my College Parents who was attending a talk. After looking at all the available expeditions, I decided that I was most interested in joining the…

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Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight!

30th June 2017 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!

18th May 2017 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!

12th May 2017 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

21st April 2017 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

7th April 2017 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

25th March 2017 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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