The 2006 Alcoa expeditioners share their unique experiences.


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Heather Burne


Heather Burne from Alcoa's Huntly Mine, Australia, location will assist in a long-term study of New Zealand's dolphins. May 28-June 9
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Lyndon Davidson


Also assisting with research that will help New Zealand develop conservation plans for its dolphins is Lyndon Davidson from Alcoa's Willowdale Mine in Australia. May 28-June 9
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Bruce Croissant


Traveling from Greenwood, Indiana, USA, to study manatees in Belize is Bruce Croissant. June 3-16
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Dany Pleau


Also documenting manatee behavior, habitat requirements, and the growing impact of human activities in Belize is Dany Pleau from Deschambault, Canada. June 3-16
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Glenda Reyes


Studying Vietnam's butterflies, which are sensitive indicators of ecological change, is Glenda Reyes from Calamba, Philippines. July 14-22
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David Willyams


David Willyams of Alcoa's Marrinup Nursery in Australia will also travel to Vietnam to investigate the butterfly populations and ecological viability of Tam Dao National Park. July 14-22
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Alina-Maria Crasnianec


Helping document evidence of past glacial floods in the vast glaciated landscapes surrounding Iceland's ice caps is Alina Crasnianec of Caransebes, Romania. July 21-28
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Anca Barbat


Traveling from Caransebes, Romania, to northern England to participate in an archeological excavation at an old Roman fort is Anca Barbat. July 27-August 9
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Casey Stratton


Casey Stratton from Hampton, Virginia, USA, is also helping archeologists explore a Roman fort that could help show how Romans changed the face of Europe. July 27-August 9
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Ana Gonzalvo


Ana Gonzalvo from Barcelona, Spain, will visit the largest breeding colony of herring and great black-backed gulls in New England. August 14-21
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Kenneth Rensch


Also discovering how Maine's gull species interact and shape coastal communities is Kenneth Rensch from Paranam, Suriname. August 14-21
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Brigitte Kasanpawiro


Examining the ecosystem dynamics of replanted mangrove forests on the south Kenyan coast is Brigitte Kasanpawiro from Paranam, Suriname. August 20-30
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Ron Pettit


Ron Pettit from Alcoa's Huntly Mine in Australia also travels to Kenya to explore mangrove forests, which are among the most productive wetland ecosystems on Earth. August 20-30
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Ralph Bathelt


Heading to the edges of the Arctic to study climate change is Ralph Bathelt from Alcoa’s Massena, New York, USA, location. October
3-13
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Sasanka Thilakasiri


Helping monitor ecosystem responses to global warming at the edges of the Arctic is Sasanka Thilakasiri from Kwinana, Australia. October 3-13
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Earthwatch Institute


Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.
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Current Earthwatch Diaries


Read about the experiences of Alcoa employees who are currently participating in Earthwatch expeditions.
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