Presentation on theme: "France and Italy. What is Operation Wallacea? Scientific expeditions in 15 countries 200+ academics running more than 120 projects Results published in."— Presentation transcript:
What is Operation Wallacea? Scientific expeditions in 15 countries 200+ academics running more than 120 projects Results published in peer-reviewed journals
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
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
Health & Safety Training of students in safety procedures Risk assessments Medical cover Communications Emergency evacuation plans BS8848 compliant Medical statistics published each year
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
Example research questions for IB or EPQ How can camera traps be used to monitor populations of genets in Mediterranean woodland? Why is dead wood indicative of overall forest ecosystem health? How do forest management practises influence the distribution of birds on Mont Lozere? What are the practical applications of equine ethology in the conservation of the Przewalskis horse? What are the vital characteristics of short-toed eagle habitat? What is the role of small mammal and reptile population size in the distribution of short-toed eagles? How is climate change affecting the distribution of Lepidoptera and Orthoptera on Mont Lozere? Describe how interspecific competition is avoided between the four European vulture species.