Abstract # 6116 Event # 224:

Scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 AM-10:30 AM: (Cascade F) Oral Presentation


FIELD TRAINING ON TINJIL ISLAND, INDONESIA: A MODEL OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION FOR 25 YEARS

R. C. Kyes1, E. Iskandar2, P. Kyes2, D. Sajuthi2 and J. Pamungkas2
1University of Washington (UW), Depts. of Psychology & Global Health, Center for Global Field Study, Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA, 2Primate Research Center (PSSP), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
line
     Tinjil Island has served as a Natural Habitat Breeding Facility for long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) for over 25 years. In 1991, we established an annual field course in primatology on the island for students from IPB. The success of this field course lead to the establishment of a UW study abroad program (International Field Study Program-Indonesia) in 1995 and the opportunity for students from the U.S. and Indonesia to study together in the field. Over the years, the Tinjil field training has expanded in breath and focus which is reflected in the current title: “Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health: At the Human-Environment Interface.” During the course, students live on the island and participate in lectures, field exercises, and conduct independent research projects. The course concludes with an outreach program for local school children back on Java. To date, a total of 312 students have participated in the Tinjil field course, including 222 from Indonesia, 77 from the U.S., and 13 from several other countries. Many have gone on to careers in science and applied fields in conservation and global health. PSSP-IPB and UW are proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the field training program on Tinjil and believe this program represents an excellent model of international collaboration. Supported by: PSSP-IPB; IPB International Office; OneEarthInstitute; USIPP; ORIP-NIH Grant No. P51OD010425 to WaNPRC.