Information session for Operation Wallacea

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Date: November 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Biological Sciences Building #1167
Category: Career Event

Operation Wallacea

Biodiversity Research Fieldwork Worldwide



Are you seeking adventure? In need of research experience? Interested in conservation?


On Monday November 4th at 10:00 am in 1167 Biology Building , Dr. Justin Hines of the field research organization Operation Wallacea will be giving a presentation about how students can gain field experience as a Research Assistant or collect data for a dissertation/thesis project next summer. Choice of location includes the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras, the lush tropical rainforest and immense coral reefs of Indonesia, the rivers and estuaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the bush of northeastern South Africa, and many more.

Opportunities include:


  • Learning to dive on an uninhabited tropical island among world class coral reefs
  • Jungle trekking in pristine unsurveyed rainforests seeking out species new to science
  • Working on sustainable community development projects with the locals (Indonesia, Honduras)
  • Surveying river dolphins, manatees, uakari and spider monkeys and macaws along the Peruvian Amazon
  • Performing big game surveys and assessing bush habitat (South Africa)
  • Studying lemurs and chameleons in Madagascar
  • Working in the Great African Rift Valley on ecology surveys and conservation research in Lake Malawi


There are over 40 projects available for research assistants and over 150 individual research projects. Come to the presentation and hear more about what this exciting program has to offer!


For further details please visit our website and if you have further questions please contact the office either via e-mail at or by phone on (905) 231-2095.



Kim Hunter