Life in the Field

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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...
February 26, 2019
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...
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...
February 26, 2019
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
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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...
February 26, 2019
		
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Staff Post

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...
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...
November 26, 2018
		
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Life on the Water: Inspirations on Human Resilience in Cambodia's Aquatic Ecosystems

by Yuxi Xia


Not knowing how to swim until the age of fourteen, I grew up with a fear of water. To my surprise, the field trips we have had to different aquatic...
November 6, 2018
Peru
Amazon Studies
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Bears, Bromeliads, Bosque de Nubes

by Lindsay Finnell


Hey friends and folks! We’ve just returned from two weeks in the Cusco region to the full brunt of tropical heat. Cusco is located in the Sacred Valley of the...
October 26, 2018
		
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Among the Wildflowers

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


Innumerable switchbacks guide our way steadily up towards the 14,000 foot Chele-la, one of the highest road passes in Bhutan linking the Paro and Haa Valleys. Having reached mid way...
October 9, 2018
		
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Tanzania
Wildlife Management Studies
Student Post

Tanzania: Stunning, Connected

by Ashlyn Heniff


Now that we’ve spent over a month in Tanzania, this is the first time many of us have traveled somewhere and truly felt like more than just tourists. Everything we...
October 9, 2018
		
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