mardi 9 mars 2010

Primate Behaviour and Ecology Field School, Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Borneo

Educational Organization:
Oxford Brookes University

Date Posted:

Program Description:
A two-week field school in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, Borneo

Tuition will be given in the following areas: vegetation sampling, behavioural observation, censusing, triangulation, phonological sampling, GPS, and an introduction to SPSS. Students already experienced in these skills can begin their project from day one. Due to time constraints, each topic must be approved by the instructor prior to arrival at the field site. You may be able to arrange independent study or dissertation credit from your school or university.

Deadline for applications 15 April; places filled on a first-come first serve basis. The course will not run with less than ten students, with a maximum 15 spots available. The cost is £650, which does not include your return ticket to and from there.

Primates present at the site include:
Orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus morio)
Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus)
Long-tail macaque (Macaca fascicularis)
Pig-tail macaque (Macaca nemestrina)
Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri)
Silvered leaf-monkey (Trachypithecus cristatus)
Maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda)
Western tarsier (Tarsius bancanus borneanus)
Bornean slow loris (Nyticebus menagensis)

Entrance Qualifications:
The courses are intended for undergraduates interested in primate behaviour, ecology or conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment.

Tuition / Fees:
£650, (not including return ticket to and from site).
Cost includes: transportation to the field centre by bus and boat, your accommodation and meals/drinks at the field centre during the two weeks, a conservation fee, fuel for boat trips, and the use of the facilities (including laboratory space, electricity, running water and internet!). The cost does NOT include a round-trip international flight. Students with special dietary requirements (i.e. vegetarian) or allergies can be accommodated, but this needs to be pre-arranged.

Support (scholarships, travel):
None provided; Funding may be available from your local council. Students attending from one University, School or College may be eligible for Royal Society or British Ecological society expedition grants. Use Google to search for youth expedition/ conservation grants.
Education/transferable skill stipends may also be available from your local town council, county or school.

Start + End Dates:
6 - 20 August, 2010

Application Deadline:
10 April, 2010

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Contact Information:
Danica Stark
United Kingdom


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