Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Madagascar. What is Operation Wallacea? Tropical scientific expeditions in 15countries 200+ academics running more than 120 projects Results published.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Madagascar. What is Operation Wallacea? Tropical scientific expeditions in 15countries 200+ academics running more than 120 projects Results published."— Presentation transcript:

1 Madagascar

2 What is Operation Wallacea? Tropical scientific expeditions in 15countries 200+ academics running more than 120 projects Results published in peer-reviewed journals

3 What is Operation Wallacea? 30 new vertebrate species to science discovered Large temporal and spatial data sets obtained from tuition fee funded model Data used to assess the performance of conservation management programmes

4 Global Research and Conservation Strategy Stage 1 - Assessing ecosystem diversity and function Stage 2 - Monitoring ecosystem change Stage 3 - Monitoring socio-economic change Stage 4 - Establishing & monitoring the effectiveness of conservation management programmes

5

6 Team Members Principal Researchers Assistant Researchers Visiting Academics Dissertation Students Research Assistants General Surveyors Operations Staff Medical Staff

7 Option 1- Dry Forests and Reefs

8 Transfer from Tana to Mahajanga

9 Journey to Mariarano from Mahajanga

10 Mahamavo forests and transects

11 Mariarano Village Camp

12

13 Palm Screen Showers and long- drop toilets

14 Satellite Camp

15

16 Matsedroy Camp

17

18

19 Madagascar Wildlife Course Introduction to Madagascar Biogeography and evolution of Madagascar wildlife Species concept (endemic amphibian, reptile bird and mammal species in Madagascar) Biodiversity conservation in Madagascar People in Madagascar (major cultures and languages) Conservation synthesis (how the data are being used).

20 Biodiversity surveys – herpetofauna routes

21 Biodiversity surveys - spotlighting

22 Biodiversity surveys – spotlighting

23 Biodiversity Surveys - Herpetofauna

24 Standardised searches for reptiles

25 Biodiversity surveys - diurnal lemur transects

26 Biodiversity surveys - nocturnal lemur spotlighting

27 Nocturnal spotlighting

28 Biodiversity surveys – point counts

29

30 Biodiversity surveys

31 Biodiversity surveys - wetland bird transects

32

33

34 Biodiversity surveys – crocodile monitoring on wetland surveys

35 Biodiversity surveys - small mammal trapping

36 Biodiversity surveys – bat mist netting

37

38 Forest Structure and Botanical Sampling

39

40 Mariarano Village

41 Mariarano Market

42 Mariarano Village

43 Nosy Be

44 Marodoka Camp

45 Marodoka marine camp

46 Moradoka marine site

47 PADI Open Water dive training

48

49 Indian Ocean Reef Ecology Course

50

51 Stereo video surveys

52

53 Travel Schedule for Madagascar (part 1) Friday – arrive in Antanararivo and overnight Saturday - overland to Mahajanga and overnight at hotel Sunday - taxi brousse to Mariarano and start prohect at 1600hrs Monday to Friday: Madagascan Wildlife Ecology course and surveys in the Mariarano forests Saturday – leave for marine site

54 Travel Schedule for Madagascar (part 2) Saturday – taxi brousse to main road and Akarafantsika National Park and overnight Sunday – look around Ankarafantsika & transfer by bus to Ambanja and overnight Monday - boat to Nosy Be and start marine week Tuesday to Friday: dive training or reef ecology course Saturday – fly from Nosy Be to Antananarivo to catch international flights home

55 Lemur and chameleon hunt

56

57

58 Health & Safety

59 Health & Safety Issues Training of students in safety procedures Risk assessments Medical cover Communications Political instability Emergency evacuation plans prepared for all sites Expedition is compliant with BS8848 and LoTC Accident statistics published

60 Links to Exams, Course Work, and University Entry Relevant practicals and lectures for IB, AP, A level or Highers IB – extended essay, CAS, PSOW Stand alone extended project EPQ UK universities – University Award or CoPE US universities – course credit University applications and interviews

61 Example research questions for IB, EPQ or CoPE How do bird communities of Madagascar compare with those found on the African mainland? What is different about the Madagascar herpetofauna compared to the rest of Africa? How does the 2003 Dreamworks movie depiction of Madagascar wildlife differ from the real fauna? How can satellite images help conservation efforts in Madagascar? What are the main threats to Madagascar wildlife? Why are the tenrecs of Madagascar so unusual?

62 Fundraising support

63 £1150 ($1850) for expedition costs International flights and in-country travel


Download ppt "Madagascar. What is Operation Wallacea? Tropical scientific expeditions in 15countries 200+ academics running more than 120 projects Results published."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google