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A Chicago native, Mike earned both his B.S. in biology and an M.S. degree in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution at the University of Illinois. Since then he has spent 10 years doing research around the Pacific Rim, studying endangered honey creepers in Hawaii, native hens in Tasmania, and everything from pythons to wallabies in Northern Queensland. He has lived in the Highlands of New Guinea, logged hundreds of hours beneath its waters working for conservation organizations, taught field biology courses for the University of PNG, and is working on the second edition of the field guide, Birds of New Guinea.
Currently Mike is a visiting scholar at Columbia University, studying the social and environmental changes wrought by oil palm plantations in costal areas of New Ireland.
|Expedition Staff (whether or not advertised
in our brochures) are usually booked many months in advance
of the holiday and sometimes they become unavailable, even at
very short notice. If this happens, we will always do our best
to make suitable alternative arrangements but any such change
shall not be regarded as a major change and we cannot be held
liable or responsible in these circumstances.