Ben Vernasco is getting ready to go to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station to continue his work on hormones and manakin social behavior. Good luck Ben!
Meredith Semel, our lab’s lemur expert, just received news that she has been awarded the Rufford Small Grant!!! Meredith will spend the next four months in northern Madagascar studying the endangered crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus).
The Moore lab is looking for field assistants to study wire-tailed manakins in the north-western Amazon Basin at Tiputini Biodiversity Station this winter!
After a busy summer monitoring over 130 nest boxes, Jess and her crew are wrapping up their first field season with over 500 birds caught and processed! Other than being attacked by a giant tree swallow, everything has gone well!
Congratulations to Jess for being awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Jess is currently preparing to start her first field season working with a local breeding population of Tree Swallows at Virginia Tech’s own Kentland Farm.
Getting to our remote field site in North-Eastern Ecuador requires a plane trip to a small oil-frontier city, a boat down up the Napo River, a truck ride down a oil road, and another final boat ride down the Tiputini River. In total it takes about 10 hours to get to the station from the Quito Airport. Here is a time lapse video showing the final leg of the trip.
We are currently looking for field assistants for our upcoming field season in Ecuador. See our posting on Ornithology Exchange for more details!