Field research is tough. You got to walk through uncanny forest path, climb the cliff, walk through the grasses that as tall as you, deals with insect bites or sometimes bat bites. But field research is also fun. Field biologists stay young…
Here are some updates from Jaka Ramadhan, Nuruliawati Yuwono, and Janjiyanto (our field assistant) at facebook.
On 21st August, Jaka wrote: all day session of data entering. Rain can messed up our plans of data collection but rain can also a blessed because you have a full day of rest that you can use for entering your data. Yes, when you work in tropical rainforest, you just cannot rely on your schedule. You need to be flexible because rain can be all day long.
On 24th August, Nuruliawati wrote: Dinner menu for tonight! Fresh river shrimp! Caught by tough field assistant, Janjiyanto and Ran. If anybody can survive and happy in the forest, that is Ran as long as he has his machete!. Fresh river shrimp is fine dining in this area. What else can you ask…. Continue reading Random updates from our young scientists
This year’s project has been quite unique particularly in adjusting with different event of this year, not to mention the school schedule, the presidential election, even the schedule of the bats who just want to flying around. Our students were almost wear out. They have been practiced by themselves, carrying up the bamboo poles, setting up and moving out mist nets, but the bats just prefer not to get caught in the mist net. Until 17 August…. 17 August is our independence day… Celebrating independence day in the field is just fascinating. And these girls made a special picture for the day right from the our field transect….
And wrote these in their facebook:
“Karna Soekarno telah berhasil memperjuangkan Kemerdekaan Indonesia, mari kita perjuangkan kemerdekaan itu kembali! Kemerdekaan hutan dan isinya, kemerdekaan biodiversitas! Let’s Save Our Forest, Let’s Save Our Future! Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! We’ll take care of your forest!”
“Because Soekarno had successfully fought for the Indonesian Independence, let us strive back for our independence! The Independence of the forest and its contents, the independence of biodiversity! Let’s Save Our Forest, Let’s Save Our Future! Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! We’ll take care of your forest!”
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