The McGlynn Lab has emphasized opportunities to conduct international field research under the mentorship of the PI and collaborating laboratories. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently planning fieldwork for 2020, and 2021 is still up in the air.

The Tropical Ecology Mentorship Program in Costa Rica brings undergraduates from CSU Dominguez Hills to conduct field research at La Selva Biological Station. This project is supported by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (HRD-1826490), and CSU Dominguez Hills students have conducted fieldwork in Costa Rica under the support of prior NSF awards (NSF HRD-1302873, OISE-1130156, OISE-0854259, OISE-0749047, OISE-0526551, EAR-0421178).

Field Research in Australia’s Northern Territory has been conducted at the CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre in Darwin, under the support of the National Science Foundation (OISE-1261015) and the National Geographic Society. Twelve CSUDH students conducted research on fire, climate change, invasive species, and ant ecology, each for a six-month duration, between 2013 and 2017.