Abstract Detail

Tropical Biology

Lagomarsino, Laura [1], Bedoya, Ana Maria [2], Tribble, Carrie [3], Paredes-Burneo, Diego [4], Aguirre Santoro, Julian [5].

Permits, pole clippers, and nose swabs: A series of potentially useful anecdotes from a recent fieldtrip to Colombia.

International fieldwork is challenging, and it seems increasingly so— climate weirding is impacting plant phenology (and when to expect landslides), navigating the Nagoya protocol always seems fraught, and now there is the very real threat of COVID-19 impacting field plans. At the same time, international fieldwork provides a wonderful opportunity to establish mutually benefical collaborations between researchers in different countries, to develop equitable training plans for students, and lends itself to capacity building in underresourced countries and/or institutions. Focusing on how to avoid "helicopter science" and touching on the unique challenges posed by the global pandemic, we will discuss some lessons learned during a recent fieldtrip to collect plants in the Colombian Andes. There will also be some pretty excellent plant pictures.

1 - Louisiana State University, Dept Of Biological Sciences, 103 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, United States
2 - Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences, 202 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, USA
3 - University Of Hawaii At Manoa, Department Of Biology, 2538 McCarthy Mall, Edmondson Hall 216, Honolulu, HI, 96822, United States
4 - Louisiana State University, Department Of Biological Sciences, 202 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, United States
5 - Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Instituto De Ciencias Naturales, Carrera 30 # 45-03, Instituto De Ciencias Naturales, Oficina 304, Bogota, DC, 0000, Colombia

International collaboration
Nagoya protocol.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number: TP1003
Abstract ID:868
Candidate for Awards:None

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