Tropical Biology Association Summer Field Courses

Calling all 3rd year biologists!

Euro_poster_2014_finalDo you have a keen interest in conservation and tropical ecology?

Are you looking to gain valuable experience in the field?

Would you like to improve your biological skills?

If so, one of our month-long field-based training courses is for you!

In 2014, our exciting programme of activities will run in Uganda, Tanzania, and Madagascar; each course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Build on your theoretical understanding with ‘hands on’ field practice
  • Design and carry out your own research project
  • Collaborate with a committed group of international students and biology teachers

Details of our courses are included in the attached files. For further information and applications, visit our website at:

Links to poster and powerpoint advertisements.


Annual Symposium – Call for abstracts – Climate Change in Tropical Developing Regions

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Department of Environmental Studies
Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
Symposium theme: Climate Change in Tropical Developing Regions:

Monitoring change in ecosystems, advances in adaptation strategies, assessing biodiversity extinction risk, understanding global health issues, and managing carbon markets
Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Awareness and action on climate change has increased in areas where population growth and urbanization have a significant impact in many tropical developing countries. Not only does climate change have an effect on the overall development of these countries, but it is expected to have significant impacts on food systems, human and wildlife health,
biodiversity and ecosystem services, aquatic systems, natural resources, and local and global economies. The need for monitoring, research, development of adaption and mitigation approaches, education, policies, and capacity building initiatives is urgent. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together professionals, scholars, researchers, students and practitioners with differing backgrounds in economics, politics, the social and natural sciences, and business and management to explore the effects of climate change on tropical developing regions and approaches to manage and adapt to these changes.
Call for Abstracts:  The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC) at Antioch University is currently accepting abstracts for oral presentations that address the following goals:
– To give symposium attendees the opportunity to learn about what climatechange means for tropical regions, and new approaches in monitoring, adaptation, and mitigation.
-To explore how climate change influences ecosystem functions and the conservation of biodiversity and how to overcome these influences through adaptation or mitigation strategies-To address how in the complex web of stakeholders, the needs of local communities can be protected and met, especially in areas of low employment and/or poverty- To explore the role of non-profit organizations as a bridge between local community needs and biodiversity conservation in the tropics in the face of climate change-To provide examples of current global health issues that are the result of climate change in the tropics

Submission Guidelines:

For each submission (multiple submissions considered) please include:
1.     The symposium goal you wish to address (may be more than one)
2.     A 300 word or less abstract of the presentation
3.     Complete contact information:  name, affiliation(s), address, phone number, and email
4.     Proposed format of your presentation along with two to three potential discussion questions related to your submission

About CTEC:

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC), part of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations, and serving as an educational resource for the New England region.All submissions should be sent electronically to the symposium coordinator:

Katelynn Frei

Subject:  Submission 2013 Symposium

Deadline:  September 1, 2013 (or until spaces are full)

Workshop on Primate Ecology and Conservation in Suriname

AdekA workshop on Primate Ecology and Conservation will take place between 3-12 September 2013 at the Anton de Kom University, Paramaribo & Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname. This workshop is open to students in the Environmental Sciences Program, Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the Biology Program of the Advanced Teachers Training Institute. Classroom and field training in primates of Suriname, community ecology, GIS use and mapping, conservation of primate habitats and presentation of professional papers. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Ouboter ( or Ms. Sonja Carilho (, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Ms. Joelaika Behari-Ramdas at the Advanced Teachers Training Institute (, or Dr. Marilyn Norconk ( Funding for the workshop was provided by the International Primatological Society (Jacobsen Award) and Primate Conservation, Inc. (Primate Workshop Flyer)