Field work in Henri
Pittier National Park (Venezuela)
Latest notice: the 2018 course
will take place on 16 July - 6 August in
Danum Valley Field Centre,
Sabah, Borneo! You can start looking for flights and prices. Please plan
to arrive to Kota Kinabalu (KK) on July 14th at the latest. If possible, we
are planning to book the flights for the whole group; still if you spot some
very attractive airfare, it may be wise not to wait and buy the ticket immediately. The meeting point
will be, most probably (details will come later), Kota Kinabalu where from
you will take the last leap to Lahad
Datu on July 16th. Jeeps will take you from the Lahad Datu airport to
the field station.
The course is subsidized by the Institute of Environmental Sciences,
Jagiellonian Universty, at a rate 2000 PLN/student. The remaining costs are
covered by course participants. The full cost of the course in
Danum Valey is ca. 4000 PLN, meaning students' own participation of ca. 2000 PLN.
participants cover all transportation costs to the destination. The return flight
from Poland to the destination usually costs around 4000-4500 PLN but the
actual cost can vary widely (3000 - 5000 PLN), depending on the dates and the
starting airport (e.g., sometimes it is substantially cheaper to start the
trip from Warsaw or Berlin - please check all possibilities; also, tickets
to KK combined with a separately purchased return tickets KK to Lahad Datu
are a lot cheaper than direct flight to Lahad Datu).
information about the course (pdf). Note that the information given here
is based on past courses in Venezuela. Terms and conditions for the coming
courses may differ!
Course participant's equipment
Candidates have to register for the course
personally with me (Inst. Environ. Sci., room 2.1.2). Registering at USOS is
not sufficient and does not guarantee a place on the course! You can still
register for the 2018 course.
Important notice: to
participate in the course you have to complete the Tropical Ecology course
So far, all course participants tell that the course is worth the effort... :)
options to study tropical ecology and biology:
tropical biology courses organized by
Association. The courses take place in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya,
Madagascar and Borneo.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences is the
and our students are eligible for significantly reduced course fees!