Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research

Training Manual

We hope that by making this manual downloadable for free that more Papua New Guineans will be able to gain the skills they need to conduct valuable research on our magnificent flora and fauna and that they will help in the effort to ensure that our forests and wildlife live long into the future.

Biological Field Research Manual for Biologists in PNGHere we present the first in what we hope will be a series of field manuals for biological research in Papua New Guinea.

Mack, A. L. and D. D. Wright. 2011. Training Manual for Field Biologists in Papua New Guinea. Green Capacity Publication One, USA.

The Biological Field Research Training Manual is a free PDF download from our site, Green Capacity, or Conservation International.

This training manual covers safety, basic skills for field research, plus field techniques for plants, birds, mammals, herpetofauna and insects.  In addition it covers sampling and experimental design, graphing, data analysis and non-parametric statistics, proposal writing, how to write a scientific paper and how to prepare an oral presentation.

Download Training Manual for
Field Biologists in Papua New Guinea.

First training course in 1996.Our first training course in 1996

The first draft of the manual was written in 1996 and it has evolved over the years, being field tested by hundreds of students on our annual training courses held in PNG rainforest.

It has greatly benefited by input from co-instructors, and from the donors and landowners that made the courses possible.  We hope you will find it useful.

PNGIBR • Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research
PO Box 1550 • GOROKA • EHP 441 • Papua New Guinea
Phone +675-532-3836 • Fax +675-532-3837 •

The Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research (PNGIBR) is a PNG-based not for profit association formed to
ensure a biologically sustainable future for Papua New Guinea. 

We conduct research • Train PNG biologists & conservationists • Ensure information is shared with policy makers, landowners and PNG citizens
 • Integrate traditional knowledge & customs with modern concepts of conservation