Matthew, Megan, Kevin, Michael and Dr. Dinsdale, along with members of Dr. Rob Edwards lab, Genivaldo Gueiros and Daniel Cuevas went to Indonesia in April 2014. The aim of the visit was to discuss possible collaborations with Diponegoro University in Semarang (on island of Java) and Hasanuddin University in Makasar (island of Sulawesi). While there, the group had the opportunity to learn about local customs, talk to Indonesian students, present research work and to also see the amazing coral reef systems of this area. Below you can see a few of the great pictures from the time spent in Indonesia.
Acroporid spp (coral) on a reef in south Sulawesi
Rob Edwards (foreground) and crew dropping to the bottom to being exploring the reef
Genivaldo and Rob happy to be in the tropical breeze
A clown fishes home – the sea anemone
Megan (second from left), Matt (tall one in back), and Daniel (far right) with three Indonesian students after presenting their research.
The group after presenting. Back row from left to right: Indonesian host, Genivaldo, Michael, Kevin, Liz, Rob, and Matthew; Front row left to right: Megan, Olvi (student host) and Daniel
Matt very excited to be showing a huge kelp crab he grabbed in the kelp forest in San Diego area.
Kevin Walsh, presenting his Master’s work on microbial communities associated with coral reef organisms.
Megan discussing a coastal marine ecosystem that is very different and much colder than anything the students of Indonesia know – Kelp forests