Thursday, September 19, 2013

Operation Wallacea

There will be a presentation on Monday, September 23rd at 2:30 pm in Bioscience Room 2007 about the Operation Wallacea biodiversity research methodology and conservation management strategies. 

Operation Wallacea ( supports long term biodiversity monitoring projects as well as specialized research investigations at 24 sites in 11 countries with a team of academics from across Europe and North America.
Students can join the research expeditions during the summer months to gain experience with field research and data collection:
  • Research Assistants – volunteers gain experience performing various survey methods and taking training courses in the field while participating in a volunteer-based internship to add experience to a CV/résumé or for course credit through the University of St. Andrews.
  • Thesis Students – Operation Wallacea provides support for students to collect data for a thesis project at the undergraduate or Master’s level.
  • Expedition Medicine Course – a chance for Pre-Med students to experience how to provide medical support to teams working on expeditions in remote areas.
There are funding opportunities available from within our organization, and we also provide fundraising advice to volunteers in a follow up meeting that will take place at the university a week from the initial presentation.