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SOLOMON ISLANDS FIELD COURSE
 
This is a three-week course on island ecology, evolution and conservation offered through the Study Abroad program at the University of Miami. Through lectures, field observations and experiments, students will learn the basic principles of island ecology, evolution and conservation. In addition, students will participate in community outreach programs (i.e., grass roots conservation) and on-site field research.
 
SI Field Course 2013 at Tenaru Falls, Guadalcanal Island (from left to right): Daniel Franco, Christine DeSilva, Joey "Sepo" Cimaglia, Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, Brian Coffman, Nicole Swanson, Jason Sardell and Al Uy
 
2015
SI Field Course 2015 at Frigatebird Island/Nafinua Research Station, Makira (from left to right): Kelvin Chen, Raymond "Ray Ray" Audett, Gilbert "Gilli" Serrein, Pat Aresty, Jeff Aresty, Lauren Epple, Suvetha Ravichandran, Sterling Jeffries, Phallon Joyce-Tullis, Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy and Al Uy (photo by Jeff Aresty)
 
2017
SI Field Course 2017 at Frigatebird Island/Nafinua Research Station, Makira (from left to right): Al Uy, Monet Bennett, Patrick Dahlmann, Jasmhyne Yelldell, Ryan O'Reilly, Kira Telford and Floria Uy.
 
 
The women of Santa Catalina dress Nicole (front) and Christine (back, with the grin) in traditional banana suits during the spear-fighting festival in Santa Catalina Island to celebrate the New Year and pana harvest.
 
BIRDING
Pat, Al, Lauren and Sterling attempt to identify scores of shore birds at Namare Wetlands, Makira Island (Photo by Jeff Aresty).
 
Nicole, Al and Daniel survey Nasuragina River for invertebrates as an indicator of levels of pollution.
 
Nasu
Monet, Ryan and Kira search for invertebrates in a field exercise to measure water quality.
 
Floria with Christine, Nicole, Sepo and Daniel conducting a survey of butterflies on Frigatebird Island.
 
2017Boat
Kira, Ryan and Jasmyne are off for fieldwork..
 
Students go for a dip underneath Tenaru Falls, Guadalcanal Island.
 
boat
Gilli, Phallon and Lauren try their skills in paddling a locally-built canoe.
 
coconut
 
Ryan learning how to make a custom pudding.
 
 
 
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