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Vertebrate Field Biology Course in Peruvian Amazon

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Field Projects International will be offering a Vertebrate Field Biology
course this winter.

DATES: December 27th 2016 - January 8th 2017.

LOCATION: Los Amigos Biological Station, Southeastern Peru

COURSE DESCRIPTION: During the first days at the field site course
participants will learn about safety, research ethics, and how to collect
and manipulate spatial data while navigating one of the most diverse
tropical rainforests on the planet. The next 8 days consist of participants
completing 2 of 3 specialized modules in herpetology, ornithology, or
primatology taught by experts in each discipline. Modules include evening
lectures and discussions of scientific articles, as well as daily activities
that explore natural history, research methodologies, and ongoing
conservation issues. During the last days of the course, participants learn
tree climbing to access higher strata of forest and partake in excursions to
a palm swamp, oxbow lake, mammal clay lick, and canopy tower. Grades and
certificates of completion are based on participation, assignments, and
short exams.

REGISTRATION: Course size is limited, spots are filled on a rolling basis
until November 18th, 2016


COST: $2000 USD

INCLUDED: All meals, lodging, and travel from Puerto Maldonado to the field
site and back


- Mauricio Ugarte Lewis (curator of the Ornithology Division in the Natural
History Museum at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa in Peru)
- Jen Stabile (editor of the conservation section of Herpetological Review,
president-elect of the International Herpetological Symposium)
- Liz Maciag (Coordinating Science Lecturer at University Centre
Peterborough and Peterborough Regional College)

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