Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. Academics benefit from funding for high quality fieldwork enabling them to publish papers in peer reviewed journals. This model enables the collection of large temporal and spatial datasets used for assessing the effectiveness of conservation management interventions.
Operation Wallacea is interested in engaging with the DTP in the following ways: Joint development of studentship topics, Implementation of CASE studentships (subject to budgetary constraints) Access to extensive tropical terrestrial and marine field sites, Logistical support in fieldwork , Access to extensive biological datasets and collections, Hosting of students at on-going Operation Wallacea field sites.
Conservation, ecosystems, global perspective, monitoring ecosystem change, community benefits, ecosystem diversity