Life in the Field

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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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 26, 2019
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