Sept. 28: Environmental Science program presents info session on Operation Wallacea

Join us for an info session about Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea logo

Join Environmental Science faculty and students for a presentation by Operation Wallacea representatives, who will share information about various programs and research positions open to interested students.

  • Thursday, Sept. 28; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Lasry Bioscience Building, room B237

About:
Operation Wallacea is a biodiversity research and conservation management organization hosting scientific expeditions in Indonesia, Transylvania, Cuba, South Africa, Madagascar, Honduras, Peru, Guyana, and Mexico. These research sites are run in remote locations with the help of university volunteers and academics from around the world. Students can join as Research Assistants (internship and credit options available) and receive training in different survey techniques such as mist-netting, SCUBA diving, GIS, camera-trapping, stereo-video transects of coral reefs, and much more. Students can also join as Thesis Students and collect data for a specific research project. Some of the research topics offered on site include marine ecology, agriculture, spatial ecology, genetics, herpetofauna, and environmental science. There is even a unique expedition for Premed students looking to experience field medicine. Most importantly, all the research goes towards protecting valuable ecosystems by levering funding and monitoring the success of various conservation management strategies.

 

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