Life in the Field

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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Faculty Post

Q&A with Professor John Kioko in Kenya

by John Kioko Masila, Ph.D.


SFS’ newest summer program, Primates of the African Savanna in Kenya, gives students the chance to spend their summer in East Africa, studying the behavior and ecology of primates in Kenya’s national parks and rural communities. We sat down with...
March 14, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Harmonious Phobjikha

by Purna Chhetri, Ph.D.


I will now continue my story of fascinating Phobjikha valley, about which I said “Every season the valley is in different a mode and mood”. This time I will tell the tale of the transition period - the end of...
March 12, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Karlie Cradock
Student Post

Art for Awareness in Cambodia

by Karlie Cradock


Upon coming to Cambodia, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my classmates and I would have the opportunity to interact with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) students at several points during the semester. In celebration of World Wildlife...
March 12, 2019
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

Love Resides in the Bhutanese Flowers

by Kaya Pulz


Ten years ago, I am swimming through a sea of entrepreneurs and aspiring reality TV guest stars. I’m looking up, seeing not one familiar face, and realising that they can’t see me. Their eyes are glued to the screens that...
March 12, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

The Plastic Problem

by Ewa Krzyszczyk, Ph.D.


This week, the students are in study mode for their midterms, but we have had a few exciting visitors on our dives – dolphins! That included a young calf and its mom that checked out some of the students. Their...
March 12, 2019
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Katelyn Hammel
Student Post

Culture-Conscious Conservation in the Amazon

by Katelyn Hammel


As I tilt my head back and gaze up at the Milky Way stretching over the Yarapa River, I think about everything that I’ve seen today. The morning began with a hike where we followed ocelot tracks and called to...
March 12, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

Supporting Local Tourism

by Leon Mach, Ph.D.


It is rare for academics to get a chance to put their ideas into practice. One of the best parts about working with SFS is getting the opportunity to moderate community engagement projects that align with our academic interests. Two...
February 26, 2019
		
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Kenya
Wildlife and Water Studies
Faculty Post

Amboseli: Where Water and Wildlife Meet

by John Kioko Masila, Ph.D.


We have just completed a 5-day trip to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli (pronounced Empusel) means "salty dust” according to Maasai people. The “dust devils” from the dry loose volcanic soils associated with the formation of Mt. Kilimanjaro contrast drastically with...
February 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Wildlife Rescue in Cambodia

by Rattanak Sovan Dyna


The gibbon 'Jumper' looks at us and then keeps travelling through the forest, relying on her long arms to jump from one tree to another. Only her missing leg reminds us of her hard past of being captured by wildlife...
February 26, 2019
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
Faculty Post

"Science Jamming" about Collpas on the Sucusari

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


Why do we and other animals eat earth? More specifically, why do animals in the Western Amazon eat earth from certain places and how does this behavior affect them and the forest? What do people (scientists and locals) know about...
February 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Jacob Handel
Student Post

Temples and Tourism

by Jacob Handel


Entering the walls of Angkor Thom is full immersion into Cambodia’s infinite beauty and some unfortunate circumstances. The nature within the complex alone is reason to visit. These temples act as a veritable sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife –...
February 26, 2019
		
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