Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) and University of Aruba (UA) strengthen their Collaboration
Published on October 27, 2020
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – In 2017 FPNA and the UA signed a 3-year agreement to establish collaboration and research activities at both institutions. Since that time, collaboration in 15 different research and teaching activities have demonstrated the value of the mutual contribution to research and education about Aruban nature and the nature reserves.
The institutes collaborated in guest lectures, field excursions, bachelor theses and symposia. The most recent impactful step in this collaboration is the development of the PhD research on the population structure and connectivity of reef-building corals in the southern Dutch Caribbean by Diana Melville.
On September 1st of this year, FPNA and the UA renewed their commitment to collaboration in research for nature management and conservation, so that students, public and visitors can be educated about Aruban nature in general and the nature reserves particularly. The commitment is signed for the next three years and already accounts with two recent guest lectures on the ‘Principles of Sustainability’ and ‘Designing Visitors Experience’.
UA-FPNA outputs 2017-2020:
SISSTEM 2020 : PhD research: Diana Melville: Population structure and connectivity of reef-building corals in the Southern Dutch Caribbean.
SISSTEM 2020: SISSTEM: Field Excursion Arikok (31 January 2020, organized by: PhD Kryss Facun).
UAUCU 2020: Research project & Bachelor thesis: Charlotte Mehlhart: The Ocean Paradox: Values Held by Resource Users in Aruba’s Fisheries.
OGM 2020: Student paper: Christle & Xenia Nieuw: The Effects of Off-Roading Tourism on Aruba.
AFY 2020: Fieldwork of Introduction to Earth and Environment course.
OGM 2019: Guest Lecture by FPNA, Giancarlo Nunes, on Aruba Nature Conservation.
UAUCU 2019: Research project & Bachelor thesis: Linde van de Graaf: Of People and Mangroves: illustrations of a social-ecological system.
UAUCU 2019: Research project & Bachelor thesis: Mirre Stevens: Off-road driving and the ecosystem: An analysis of the impacts on landscape functionality.
AFY 2019: Fieldwork and final symposium of Introduction to Earth and Environment course.
UAUCU 2018: Research project & Bachelor thesis: Annemieke Drost: Coral Health and Citizen Science.
UACUCU 2018: Research project & Bachelor thesis: Emmeline Long: The impacts of oil contamination on the mangrove ecosystems of Aruba.
AFY 2018: Fieldwork and final symposium of Introduction to Earth and Environment course.
UAUCU 2017: Research project & Bachelor thesis: Rotem Silber: Assessment of endemic fauna in key biodiversity areas.
UAUCU 2017: Research project: Larisa Leeuwe: Environmental law: national and international perspectives.
AFY 2017: Fieldwork and final symposium of Introduction to Earth and Environment course.