Field Science in Papua New Guinea

Trekking into Musiamunat. Photo © Justine E. Hausheer / TNC
Trekking into Musiamunat. Photo © Justine E. Hausheer / TNC

Recent posts from Justine Hausheer on TNC’s Cool Green Science blog provide a great insight into what life is like for a scientist in the field in Oceania.

A global map of where The Nature Conservancy works reads like an adventurer’s bucket list: Mongolia’s vast grasslands. Gabon’s Ogooué River basin. Australia’s wild Martu country. Indonesia’s Raja Ampat shark sanctuary. Colombia’s glittering rainforests. Many of these places are exceedingly remote by conventional standards: only accessible by boat or a rugged 4-wheel drive. But perhaps no place where the Conservancy works is as difficult to access as the remote communities in Papua New Guinea’s Adelbert Mountains.

Click through for tales of fieldwork adventures in the tropics!

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist – Papua New Guinea Edition

Journey to Musiamunat: Trekking into the Adelbert Mountains

A Sing-sing Welcome in Iwarame

Eavesdropping on the Sounds of the Rainforest

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