Category Archives: Photography

In the Spotlight: Peace Corps Togo

As an EAFS volunteer, I don’t really have a “typical day”. Some days I am building a permaculture garden and surveying the tree nurseries of my reforestation team, and other days I am meeting with the women’s cooperative that I helped to create and running my girls club at the middle school.

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In the Spotlight: Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Although I love research, I’ve realized that my real passion lies in getting folks engaged with a project or an idea–we can’t continue to publish studies in a scientific vacuum and assume that the world will change.

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Summer Research in San Diego

By Lisa Barrett You’ve previously read about my visit to Sri Lanka and my project with zebra finches in grad school at the University of Wyoming. This summer I conducted research with elephants at the San Diego Zoo as part of my Ph.D. dissertation with invaluable help from a UW Biodiversity Institute grant. Phase one of my research at the

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Sage Grouse Lek Visit

For several weeks, I have been trying to hitch along with various undergraduate ornithology and wildlife classes on their sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) lek field trips, but due to normal Wyoming surprises (AKA March and April blizzards) the trips have been postponed. Last weekend I finally got to check this amazing experience off of my Wyoming bucket list! We woke

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Galápagos Highlights

By Lisa Barrett My recent trip to Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve and the Galápagos Islands with University of Wyoming students and professors was nothing short of magical. Since you already know why the Galápagos Islands are so interesting, you should not be surprised! A New Species The first stop on our two-week trip was to a cloud forest reserve near Mindo

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Photos From Costa Rica!

I had the pleasure of conducting my research at Piro Biological Station in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. I was there to look at foraging ecology in howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata), specifically I was trying to see if they deplete preferred patches of food. At this field site there are four species of primates: Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii)

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