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Australia
Rainforest Studies
Staff Post

Student Research Spotlight: Australia

by Mark Seifert, Ph.D.


We are excited to introduce SFS' first ever Student Research Spotlight! This spotlight shines on a group of passionate students who went down undah to study the role of dung beetles in Australia’s rainforest restoration. Curious what they discovered? Read...
November 5, 2019
		
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Chile
Climate Studies
Student Post

Untold Stories of Patagonia

by Claire Connors


Last week, we traveled down to Punta Arenas to board a ship which took us through the fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Among the glaciers, penguins, and choppy seas, we stopped at Wulaia bay for a day hike. As we...
October 7, 2019
		
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Chile
Climate Studies
Faculty Post

Welcome to Patagonia

by Greg Zielinski, Ph.D.


This is the very first post from the new SFS Center for Climate Studies in Puerto Natales, Chile, right on the doorstep of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. We have been busy getting the Center ready for students...
September 18, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

SFS Panama in TCI!

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


Hola! This is a guest post, as I am normally the lecturer in Tropical Coastal Ecology for the SFS Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I was given the opportunity to visit the TCI campus...
July 30, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Faculty Post

Cacao's Role in Regenerative Tourism

by Mary Little, LL.M.


Our day began by hiking to the cacao plantation through hot cattle pastures scarred by erosion. The students’ relief was palpable at being embraced by the shady agroforestry system, home to poison-dart frogs, toucans, and a wild variety of insects....
July 30, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Diving into Research

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


Research is at full swing at the Center for Marine Resource Studies in South Caicos. While most of our students are making their first experiences with research, our faculty is making a lot of progress on all fronts of research....
June 29, 2019
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Faculty Post

Sounds from a Cloud Forest

by J. Edgardo Arévalo Hernandez, Ph.D.


Sounds from a Cloud Forest: The Research on Bird Songs and Anthropogenic Interference   Protected areas in Costa Rica comprise a variety of tropical habitats and make about one quarter of the country. Given this condition, one might expect that...
May 7, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Staff Post

Bhutan: A Look Back

by Marta Brill, M.A.


This summer will mark a momentous occasion -- ten years of consecutive programming for The School for Field Studies in the Kingdom of Bhutan. From its inception through the spring semester of 2019, SFS has welcomed nearly 300 students to...
April 15, 2019
Peru
Amazon Studies
Peru Lisbet Christoffersen
Faculty Post

The Right to Decide

by Lisbet Christoffersen, Ph.D.


The Right to Decide: Culture and Crop Diversity in the Andes In times where food production increasingly concentrates in large corporate monopolies, and the ingredients in our processed meals are based on still fewer crops, looking into the field of...
April 9, 2019
		
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Australia
Rainforest Studies
Emma McGurren
Student Post

Our Last Hurrah on the Great Barrier Reef

by Emma McGurren


This is the first SFS Australia semester that has included a major reef component. As I explored study abroad programs, SFS Australia stood out to me because it involved ecosystem restoration studies, while also exploring the connections between the health...
April 8, 2019
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

The Hidden Himalayas

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


Camera Traps Reveal the Hidden Himalayas The forests of the Eastern Himalayas are some of the most biodiverse in the world, and are the last stronghold for many threatened wildlife species. However, without understanding the biology of these rare species,...
April 8, 2019
Peru
Amazon Studies
Katie Brown
Student Post

SFS Peru: A Reflection

by Katie Brown


As I sit down to write this blog, I reflect upon my journey abroad and all that it has meant to me. The people I’ve met, the friends I’ve made, the places I’ve gone. It all adds up to an...
April 8, 2019
		
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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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