Life in the Field

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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
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Sun, Surf, and Directed Research

by Courtney Pickett, M.P.A.


Coming back from our mid-semester break, students leapt right in and started their Directed Research (DR) work. The DR capstone course improves students’ knowledge of the research process and helps students develop research skill sets such as understanding the process...
April 8, 2019
Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

Making Connections

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


Even though Bocas del Toro is a relatively small island group with an equally small population, it is home to a surprisingly large number of organizations and people that are promoting marine science and other environmental conservation issues. Every semester...
April 8, 2019
		
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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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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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