Field work in Henri
Pittier National Park (Venezuela)
Latest notice: the 2016 course
will take place on 1-21 July in
Danum Valley Field Centre,
Sabah, Borneo! You can start booking your flights, leaving Poland on June
28th or 29th 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's
probably wise not to wait and buy the ticket immediately. The meeting point
will be Kota Kinabalu where we'll buy tickets for the last leap to Lahad
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 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).
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 2016 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!