In 2007, I took a trip to the Republic of Congo and Gabon to check out three national parks as a possible field site for my African forest elephant research.
Below are some of the photos from my journey to Lopé National Park, Gabon and some of the animals we during our trip.
For the full story of what it was like to visit Lopé (and Ivindo and Odzala too), listen to podcast episode #25 Choosing a Field Site for Forest Elephant Research.
I ended up choosing Lopé National Park as my field site. You can learn about my research in Lopé in the following podcast episodes and blog posts:
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.