Beasiswa Malaysia (2)
In collaboration with the Harvard University Summer School, Center for Tropical Forest Science and the Arnold Arboretum (CTFS-AA) will offer biology course to be held in Sarawak and Sabah (East Malaysia) from 1 July to 5 August 2008. Ten countries of South-East and South Asia, the United States will join 10 students to study terrestrial and marine biodiversity, ecology and energy, with instructors from Harvard University and other institutions.
The forests and reefs in the north-west and north Borneo are some of the highest levels of alpha-diversity worldwide. The forests are preceded by orang-utans, hornbills, rhinos and thousands of species of trees, and the reefs offer some of the best diving in the world. We visit the world-class parks and protected areas (for example, Lambir, Kinabalu and Maliau Basin) to get a better understanding of abiotic controls on species composition, and will be opposed processes, which contributes to the conservation of biological diversity in forests with those operating on coral reefs .
In Borneo, intensive logging and offshore production had taken place for many years. Our course of study complex environmental today, including trips to sustainable, carbon-traded, and to restore the forest. We will also provide opportunities for students to meet with people living in and outside the forest in order to understand their motivation for change and forest resources, as well as consider the size of forest health changes.
A key element will be the development of skills in research projects, execution and analysis, based on statistical platform R. “ Students will complete two independent projects from conception to presentation, and participate in a group project for coral reefs. Students will be able databases and web publishing skills through the development of community digital record of the trip.
This course is aimed at advanced students, recent graduates currently in the field of biological research, as well as entry-level postgraduate students. Travel, food, accommodation and course fees will be funded from the citizens of tropical Asia Nations (ASEAN, PNG, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China) on CTFS-AA program. Students will be responsible for other costs, and some students may be asked to pay for their international travel. Places may be available for non-Harvard, not Asia, paying students. Students will be selected to ensure broad international representation.
For more information on the course (including instructions for application) see: http://www.summer.harvard.edu/2008/programs/abroad/borneo/ and http://phylodiversity.net/borneo-course/.
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Completed application materials should be directed to Cam Webb
(c/o firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dates: July 1–August 5, 2008
Application deadline: 15 March 2008