Weʼre raising £3,000 to Fund a research expedition to Peru with Operation Wallacea
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My name is Emily Carr and I am a first year Biology student at the University of Bristol. This summer I intend to head to the Pacaya-Samiria reserve in Peru to act as a research assistant for Operation Wallacea. The projects they run rely on students such as myself to help collect scientific data that can be used for scientific journals and aid the conservation process for a wide range of species.
I am looking forward to participating in active field research and having the opportunity to work alongside academics who are specialists in their field which will provide me with invaluable knowledge for both my degree course and in my future career. Ever since I undertook work experience at Shaldon Zoo for 2 weeks in the summer of 2015 I have had a passion for Biology, especially in the field of conservation.
I am extremely excited to head to such a diverse part of the planet to encounter animals in their natural habitat.
The video gives a brief outline into the importance of the studies carried out that I will be helping with.
I will be carrying out on various research tasks which investigate the following:
• Tropical butterfly diversity and environmental gradients
• Species assemblages and niche separation of amphibians within the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
• Niche separation in Caiman species
• Population structure and abundance of understorey birds
• Population trends and habitat preferences of pink and grey river dolphins in the Peruvian Amazon
• Population monitoring and habitat preferences of primates in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
• Niche separation in tamarins, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys and other primates in the Peruvian amazon
• Behavioural changes during interspecific associations of primate groups in the Peruvian amazon
The amazon is in dire need of sustainable conservation and any donations towards my expedition would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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