summer 2021: Genomics in the Jungle III - Herpetofauna of the Amazon
Our third Genomics in the Jungle field course combines training in molecular research techniques with a real-time survey of Amazonian herpetofauna (tropical amphibians and snakes). We are holding it at the Los Amigos Conservation Hub, which sits at the edge of a 300,000 hectare conservation concession of intact lowland tropical rainforest. Participants will assist experienced herpetologists conducting a methodical, rapid inventory of frogs and reptiles, then use the field station’s in situ genetics laboratory to carry out full pipeline DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing, and species identification with experienced molecular biologists.
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– The FPI Field Team