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Month: February 2011

The Trials and Tribulations of “Tent City”

The Trials and Tribulations of “Tent City”

We have been here on Ilha do Cardoso for 2 and a half weeks now and my first experiment is officially up and running.  I am quite happy to report that there will be no more construction, reconstruction, or ‘tweaking’ of what I have affectionately (or otherwise) dubbed “Tent City”.  As I told Diane right before she left the island, no matter how long I spent planning, visualizing, describing and convincing my committee of this project, NOTHING could have prepared…

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Report from Guatemala

Report from Guatemala

I’ve finally started the insect survey in Salamá, Guatemala! I’m working with the local NGO, FUNDEMABV. My field site, Los Cerritos, is just behind our office. It’s a typical dry forest with many huge cactuses. Now I’m mainly collecting butterflies, most of them are small but nice! I’m looking forward to seeing many beetles in wet season (May-October). I’ll stay here for 2 years, so come and see me anytime during that period!