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Shark Week Guest Blog: A Sharky Personality?

Sherrie Chambers is a fish biologist, shark wrangler, Ph.D. candidate, and lover of anything with fins. She studies the behavior and cognition of Port Jackson sharks at Macquarie University in Sydney. 786 more words


June 2-3, 2017: Finca Bona Fide on Isla de Ometepe, Lake Nicaragua

From Granada, we travelled to Rivas/San Jorge, where we caught a ferry to Moyogalpa on the Isla de Ometepe. The island is formed by two volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas, rising out of Lake Nicaragua. 660 more words

June 1, 2017: Reforestation Volunteering at Laguna de Apoyo

A highlight of our studies in Nicaragua was our experience with reforestation volunteering at Laguna de Apoyo. Laguna de Apoyo is a wide crater filled with a vast lagoon, and an abundance of flora and fauna, making it a valuable natural resource for eco-tourism, agriculture, and development. 598 more words

DNA Metabarcoding: A Rapid Method for Biodiversity Assessment

DNA metabarcoding refers to the automated identification of multiple species from a single bulk sample containing entire organisms. This offers unprecedented scientific and operation opportunities in order to understand biodiversity distribution and dynamics in a better way. 165 more words


Sunshine and visitors

Long days, warm weather, dry roads and visitors. I love summer!

Esti Palma from the University of Melbourne and Dr Luis Mata from RMIT University (and, the all-important, Alan Mata) came to visit for a couple of weeks recently. 285 more words

PristinePark2.0™: the future of offsetting?

A group of smartly dressed executives stands on a viewing platform, looking out over a verdant forest teeming with wildlife. A waiter glides among the party topping up glasses of champagne, while another offers elaborate canapés. 1,253 more words


Highlights from Monday at the International Botanical Congress

On the way in to the congress venue yesterday morning I spotted a small yellow bird lying dead on the street; turned out to be a Japanese White-eye, a first for me.   478 more words