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AFEC-X 2021, Application Open

July 7th, 2021 Comments off

Title: Advanced Fieldcourse in Ecology and Conservation – XTBG, China 2021

AFEC-X 2021 will be organized offline and online, applicants from China can apply for offline or online, while applicants from other countries can only apply for online

Offline Venue: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS, in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture,  Yunnan Province, China

Dates: 26 Oct – 6 Dec 2021 (6 weeks)

Organiser: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS (XTBG)
                  ANSO Botanical Gardens Union Group A

Registration: open until 30 September 2021

Sponsors: Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO)
                 Bureau of Personnel, CAS

Course fee: No course fee will be charged

Transportation fee: the course organizer will not cover the tansportation costs.

Food and hotel fee: the course organiser will arrange food and hotel and cover part the costs for all participants. Participants need to pay part of the costs of hotel (2500 RMB) and/or food (2500 RMB).

Scholarships: the course organiser have some budget for scholarships (see the application form for details) to cover the transportation, food and hotel, which will be awarded based on both merit and financial need.

Course credits: AFEC-X has obtained accreditation from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). Graduate students from UCAS and institutes under CAS will receive five course credits towards their degree program upon completion of the AFEC-X field course. Other participants may be able to arrange recognition of these credits by their home institutions.

About: This program is an intensive course in academic skills and research methods, including literature searching, reading, PPT making and presenting skills, scientific paper writing, research design, sampling and data analysis, intended primarily for early-stage graduate students in Ecology and Conservation. A typical day will include lectures, practical work in the field or laboratory, and opportunities for informal discussion. Participants will take part in established long term field monitoring experiments and gain experience in independent project design. With guidance, participants will develop and present research proposals and conduct field-based data collection. The statistical program R will be introduced and used for the data analysis throughout the course. The course concludes with a symposium, where participants present results of course activities amongst their peers and instructors. The course is based mainly at XTBG, with excursions organized to different field sites in the region. During the training course participants are encouraged to approach the XTBG professors to discuss their current research and future plans.

Topics: Tropical Environments, Biodiversity Science, Conservation Biology,  Plant-Animal Interactions, Molecular Ecology, Open Sciences, Animal movement modelling, Experimental Design and R Statistics, Presentation and Writing Skills, etc.. Detailed schedule will be released at the end of September 2021.

Registration open until 30 September 2021.

Click here or Scan the code below to apply

Site Maintenance Complete

March 5th, 2013 Comments off

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AFEC-X 2010 concluded successfully

December 30th, 2010 Comments off

AFEC-X 2010 concluded successfully. The course was held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden( XTBG) from 20 November to 17 December 2010 and attracted 20 students from 10 countries, including China, North Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Benin, Argentina and Cameroon.

Many thanks to the lecturers and students at XTBG who supported the course. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Xishuangbanna governmenet, in particular the Nature Reserve Bureau, and the financial support of XTBG.

Course Administrator Appointed

September 15th, 2010 Comments off

Hello, my dear friends. This is Allen, the program coordinator for PFS- Tropical Asia. I am a 26-year-old male Chinese. It’s my pleasure to work here and serve you. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. My Email address: achilles618[at]gmail.com

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Registration for Afec-X 2010 Now Closed

September 3rd, 2010 Comments off

Registration for Advanced Field Ecology & Conservation – China 2010 is now closed.

Thank you all for your applications, we will be sorting through the applications over the next week.

Please be patient. We have many applications to review, and will post the results on your status page as they become available. Please do not send an email request for information, as this will only delay the process.

Good luck,

The PFS-TropAsia.org Team

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August 5th, 2010 Comments off

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System Updates – New Features!

August 5th, 2010 Comments off

Greetings Participants and Guests,

We are excited to be adding new features to the site this week – including a new Alumni section where students and faculty can remain connected long after the courses are finished.

We hope to make the additions as painless as possible – but the site may be down from time-to-time.  Please be patient, we think you will be excited by the developments.

-The PFS-TropAsia.org Development Team

New Features: Status Page

June 14th, 2010 4 comments

We have just rolled out new features on PFS-TropAsia.org!

Now users have the ability to check their status, and update their applications (while registration is still open)

Check out: https://www.pfs-tropasia.org/my-account/status/

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Maintenance

June 14th, 2010 Comments off

We will be performing maintenance on the site very soon (within the hour) to add additional features and enhancements.

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Registrations for AFEC-XTBG 2010 – Open

June 8th, 2010 6 comments

Registrations for the Advance Field Ecology Course at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden are now open.

To register please user your Username and Password to sign on to PFS-TropAsia.org, then click the link to Afec-X under the course list to begin your application.