Borneo Field Trip
Explore the flora and fauna of the rainforest, mangroves, waterfalls and streams of the breathtaking Danum Valley, home of the orangutan and the hornbills. The Field Centre where you will be based is situated within the largest and richest remaining area of lowlands rainforest in SE Asia with over 200 species of tree per hectare. The rainforest itself is 130-million years old and contains the rarest and most endangered Borneo wildlife.
This is an interdisciplinary field course where Biosciences and Geography students will gain a unique insight into the impact of logging and land-use change, forest management and conservation, forest ecology and microclimates.
Orielton Marine Biology Field Trip
This residential field trip uses shore-based techniques to sample marine habitats. You will learn techniques for the identification of marine organisms, and gain experience in the analysis and presentation of ecological data.
We will be based in Orielton Field Centre, an impressive Georgian mansion situated in over 100 acres of mixed woodland on the Castlemartin Peninsula. This peninsula provides us with access to a wide variety of coastal habitats and boasts a rich history in marine biology research.
Indian Himalayas Field Trip
Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, is a stunning city built on a steep slope with spectacular views of Kangchendzonga, the world’s 3rd highest mountain. The city is surrounded by subtropical rainforest, rice terraces, and is a paradise for butterflies and orchids. Gangtok is renowned as a centre for study of Buddhist philosophy and religion.
Geography and Biosciences students get an opportunity to meet academics of Sikkim University, Buddhist monks, local politicians and Sikkim’s Ministers alongside group project work. Some examples include the monsoon phenomena, biogeography and biodiversity, eco-tourism, and migration.
Puerto Rico Marine Biology Field Trip
Ever wanted to snorkel on incredible Caribbean coral reefs, experience the world-famous bioluminescent bay, be lucky enough to see a Manatee in the wild or come face to face with a Barracuda? This field course provides those, and many more amazing opportunities. Run on the beautiful Magueyes Island, this field course presents a fantastic opportunity to study marine ecology in a unique and exciting environment and at the same time live on a paradise island overrun with Iguanas.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs, mangroves and lush seagrass. Manatees and Dolphins are commonly sighted and some years students have even snorkelled with the Manatees.
During thirteen days in the field, you will have the opportunity to snorkel coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangroves, get involved with international monitoring projects, run independent group research projects and utilise the excellent facilities of the University of Puerto Rico marine field station.