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- facilitating scientific meetings and communities
- providing travel grants for young researchers
- supporting and funding research societies
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“Eventually food transport was going to be stopped, so the field team were airlifted back to Cayenne.”
That was how lockdown started for members of Lauren O’Connell’s lab. Lauren is Assistant Professor of Biology at Stanford University, USA, and her lab studies how genetic and environmental factors contribute to biological diversity and adaptation.
In the field
When lockdown hit, members of her team were studying poison frogs at a field station in French Guiana, South America. The remote station can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. Such an isolated base would have been safer as the pandemic spread, but when news came in that food supplies were going to be cut off, the team had to act.