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Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
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Field Research in Costa Rica

by Travis Walker


  So you may have wondered, “What is field research really like abroad on an SFS program?” You might have already had experience in field research at your home university, or maybe you have never delved into field research, and...
December 5, 2018
Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
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Directed Research in Bocas

by Jorie Heilman


The start of our Directed Research projects has come up quickly here in Panama. The students have practiced various field methods throughout the semester and now they get to put their skills into action. Our faculty selected three topics they...
November 26, 2018
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Staff Post

Keep Calm and Marine Science On!

by John DeBuysser


This week, students gained a hands-on appreciation for the "field" in The School for Field Studies as they completed two days of intensive Directed Research and the Tropical Marine Habitat Assessment. The research projects are taking shape nicely and students...
November 26, 2018
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Have the Reef Lions Returned?

by Paul Simonin, Ph.D.


In the Principles of Marine Resource Management course, which I lead here at the Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), we have been busy learning about fisheries stock assessment and sustainability this first...
October 9, 2018
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
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Tourism and Indigenous Communities in Panama

by Leon Mach, Ph.D.


Can an entire Indigenous community benefit from tourism visitation? The UN estimates that Tourism is now one of the world’s largest industries and employs one out of every ten workers worldwide. In my EPSV class this semester, we have discussed...
September 27, 2018
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
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Drinking Wine with Mermaids

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


In the first weeks of the program, SFS students are busy getting accustomed to their new home: to field station life, the local culture, the local climate and also the local flora and fauna. The first few weeks of Tropical...
September 26, 2018
		
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Peru
Amazon Studies
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VIDEO: Tracking Andean Bears in Peru

by Mark Bowler, Ph.D.


Earlier this semester, SFS Peru journeyed to Wayqecha Biological Station, on the edge of Manu National Park, to learn about bear conservation. SFS' Dr. Mark Bowler put together a video of the trip - check it out below! Dr. Bowler...
May 7, 2018
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Lessons from the Tonle Sap

by Angela Hessenius


Lessons from the Tonle Sap Lake: Hope in Times of Transition Five students, one intern, one professor, and two translators get in two fiberglass boats on a shallow, muddy stream. It’s not long until our boats get stuck, so we...
April 25, 2018
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

Directed Research in Panama

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


The last four weeks of program at SFS are composed of Directed Research (DR). During this time students work with one of the Center's four professors on a research project specific to that field of study. We have some students...
April 20, 2018
		
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