Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Flashback to Summer 2016, gut passage experiment


Here are three of our biologists (Kloe Borja- Kagman High School, Amanda Santos - Oregon State University, and Joma Santos - University of Guam) from this summer working on sorting seeds from our gut passage experiments with captive forest birds. We fed seeds of over 20 tree species to captive Mariana fruit doves, white-throated ground doves, Micronesian starlings, bridled white-eyes, and golden white-eyes to see how gut passage affects germination.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Local conference presentations

We had a busy week for conferences in the Mariana Islands. On Monday, Haldre and our high school STEP-UP intern, Kloe Borja, presented at the Asia Pacific Academy of Sciences, Science Education, and Environmental Management.  And on Tuesday at the annual Brown Treesnake (BTS) Technical Committee meeting on Guam, Haldre gave a talk on which tree species are likely to be winners or losers in Guam's forests without targeted management actions. There was a lot of excitement and optimism during the BTS meeting this year - landscape-level BTS suppression using toxicant drops is now feasible, and we are brainstorming ways to reintroduce birds and bats and restore forests on the island. Stay tuned over the next few years... it's possible that the agencies and researchers working on this problem will turn this conservation disaster into a conservation success!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Looking for a lab manager!

Do you love organizing large, complicated projects? Do you want to develop your experience in project management and field research in an academic setting? Are you excited about splitting your time between a great little town in Iowa (Ames) and the Mariana Islands? Do you want to be around a bunch of inspiring students and researchers focused on conservation and global change?

Apply to be the Rogers Lab Manager. See here for more details.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hiring interns and field research leader

We have 4 open intern positions, and an open field research leader position. Check our jobs page for more information!