Sunday, March 30, 2014

Island Ecology Course deadline = April 10th

The deadline for applications for the Island Ecology course is now April 10th. To apply, Email a cover letter, resume, and your unofficial transcript to Dr. Haldre Rogers ( Your cover letter should describe why you are interested in the course, and how it fits into your career goals. This opportunity is only for students and professionals in or from the Mariana Islands.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Island Ecology Course 2014!

We will be running another Island Ecology course from May 26-June 14th of this year. If you are a student at Northern Marianas College, Guam Community College, or University of Guam, interested in learning more about natural resources, conservation, and ecology in the Mariana Islands, you should apply! Participants will start on Saipan, then travel to Rota, and finish on Guam. On each island, they will conduct a research project in small groups, and then will present their results in a symposium at the end of the course. The course is supported through a research grant from the National Science Foundation, so costs for travel between islands and for stays on islands away from a participant's home island will be covered. For more information click here!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

EBL in print!

Check out Evan Fricke's recent publication on the causes of distance-dependent mortality here:

This work was done on the island of Saipan during the summer of 2012 with field help from Monika Egerer and Tor Shimizu.

See Evan's blog post here ( for more details on this research.