"Paraecologist William Boen was of great value during our 1999 expedition to 
Long Island and Motmot. Not only could he be left in charge of the netting of insects, 
but he was experienced in beating and the collection of cryptozoa. He also set out and 
monitored arrays of pitfall traps, erected Malaise traps and changed their collecting 
jars, and assisted in the setting out of "Majer" crawl-in traps. Although primarily an 
invertebrate field assistant William also helped in the collection of skinks, snakes and 
geckos and in the operation of mist nets for birds and bats and also assisted the 
botanists by climbing trees for high epiphyte specimens. Further, William provided a 
valuable help with the logistics of the expedition."
Prof. Ian Thorton, LaTrobe University

Results:
Thornton, I. W. B. (2001) Colonization of an island volcano, Long Island, Papua New 
           Guinea, and an emergent island, Motmot, in its caldera lake. I. General 
           introduction. Journal of Biogeography, 28: 1299-1310.
Shanahan M., Harrison R. D., Yamuna, R., Boen, W. & Thornton, I. W. B.
           (2001) Colonization of an island volcano, Long Island, Papua New Guinea, and
           an emergent island, Motmot, in its caldera lake. V. Colonization by figs
           (Ficus spp.), their dispersers and pollinators. Journal of Biogeography 28,
           1365-1377.

William Boen