International Ecology Course

A long journey from a classroom to the field (and from theory to practice). Our International Ecology Courses are organized every two years by BRC and the University of South Bohemia. They include 10 PNG students and early career biologists, 10 European BSc and MSc Biology students, and 10 paraecologists or field assistants, working together in lowland rainforests of Wanang.
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Ecology Course participants

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Surveying plant plots

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Kipiro Damas gives a lecture in plant identification

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Looking at insects in Wanang bush lab

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Sorting moths into hundreds of species

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Looking for birds

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Refreshment is getting ready

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A balancing act

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Gentlemenís toilet – in all 22 languages spoken by the course participants...

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Getting some American food ready for dinner

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Data analysis in BRC labs

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Frogs – the least known vertebrate group in PNG

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New technology in the village: baking owen for cakes and pizza

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Landing on a volcanic beach of the Manam Island

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Erosion in freshly deposited volcanic ash

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Exploring alpine vegetation above the timberline

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