Cuba – A week in the life… Cuba Project Sites 

Cuba – A week in the life…

Written by Sophie Johnson Photos Courtesy of Jorge Angulo I heard about Operation Wallacea from one of my College Parents who was attending a talk. After looking at all the available expeditions, I decided that I was most interested in joining the Cuba research project, the only exclusively marine site. I have always been interested in marine conservation research so... Read More
Staff Spotlight! Mexico Project Sites Staff Spotlight 

Staff Spotlight!

Staff Spotlight Saturdays! Introducing José António Nóbrega (Jotó) who came away with us on the México expedition 2014/2015/2016 and this year! “As a Portuguese biologist passionate about biodiversity, environment and conservation, I am always looking for a new challenge. During my academic career, I have worked along several national and international conservation programs that allowed me to develop growing interest... Read More
Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area Conservation Mexico Opwall News Project Sites 

Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area

Written by Dr Kathy Slater Photos courtesy of Akumal Dive Centre For the last 5 years Operation Wallacea has been operating in a small coastal town called Akumal that consists of extensive reefs, mangroves, lagoons, beaches with a high density of nesting sea turtles, and in one particular bay; abundant seagrasses and a large (60+) resident population of immature green... Read More
Women in Conservation Science Conservation 

Women in Conservation Science

Written by Dr Danielle Gilroy (Senior Scientist & Terrestrial Research Office for Operation Wallacea) I first became aware of a gender skew in academia during my Biology undergraduate degree. Among my course-mates it was clear that there were more female undergraduate students, but when it came to the University staff the skew was reversed. At the University of Sheffield, I was... Read More
Madagascar – I can change! Madagascar Project Sites 

Madagascar – I can change!

Written by Katy Chapman Photos Courtesy of Alex Tozer, Roger Poland, Marc Rabenenasa and Hannah Thomas Spring I spent six weeks this summer in Madagascar, getting data for my 3rd year undergrad dissertation, which was on colour change by chameleons in social situations. Contrary to popular belief, chameleons do not background match – they cannot blend perfectly into their surroundings.... Read More