We offer short-term field courses at locations across the globe, and in-depth research training programs in the Peruvian Amazon, typically between May and August. 

2022 RESEARCH training pROGRAM

Wildlife Biology - Field Research Training

Our new Wildlife Biology Field Training Program for 2022 will be held at the Los Amigos Biological Station in Southeastern Peru. Enrollment is currently open for limited spots in four specialty tracks⁣:

1.) Primate Monitoring
2.) Biodiversity and Wildlife Health
3.) Animal Movement and Spatial Ecology
4.) Conservation Genetics

Participants will work alongside experienced researchers and veterinary scientists to gain valuable field experience in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon. This program is for aspiring biologists, anthropologists, veterinarians and others interested in biodiversity conservation, genomics, field research, and the One Health approach. Students will assist with data collection for active research projects, with the possibility of continued involvement beyond the program’s end.

FPI Field Courses

Genomics in the Jungle - Details for 2022 coming soon!

Our third Genomics in the Jungle field course, held in summer 2021, combined training in molecular research techniques with a real-time survey of Amazonian herpetofauna (tropical amphibians and snakes). We conducted 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 assisted experienced herpetologists conducting a methodical, rapid inventory of frogs and reptiles, then used the field station’s in situ genetics laboratory to carry out full pipeline DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing, and species identification with experienced molecular biologists.

  • We will be offering our signature Genomics in the Jungle course again in 2022. 
  • Stay informed of our new course announcements via our mailing list and social media channels.
  • Each Genomics in the Jungle field course has a different focus with real data collected for real world applications. In past, these have ranged from molecular phylogenetics for primate reintroductions to DNA barcoding of Amazonian herpetofauna.


COVID-19 has dramatically altered most of our lives, introducing uncertainty into our futures and challenging our ability to continue to do conservation on the ground. We’re in this together, and we appreciate your patience as we adapt to these fluid and challenging times.

The FPI Field Team


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