Survey of AFEC-X 2011 students

Hellooo everyone, how are you guys doing !

Eight years ago,  you met and stayed together for 6 weeks in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) because of the "Advanced Fieldcourse in Ecology and Conservation, XTBG". That was an unforgettable experience, I hope! And I also hope AFEC-X 2011 was a good start for your career in ecology and conservation sciences because that was why XTBG started this annual international training program.

How time flies! Now AFEC-X has entered its second decade. Its time to look back, to say "Hi" to eveyone, to see what and how are you doing, and to get your opinions to make AFEC-X better in future together.

We prepared 29 questions to talk with you, these question covers "Your current career status", "The usefulness of AFEC-X to you and your suggestions", "Your communication with your AFEC-X fellows and instructors", and "What AFEC-X can learn from other comprehensive long-period course".

Please spend some time on this communication between you and XTBG, and please make sure your answers are from your heart. 

We will remove all of your personal information before doing analysis or share the results.

Yours Sincerely!




Your basic information
1.
Please find yourself from the list (the affiliation is when your attended AFEC-X)
if there are incorrect information, please email liujingxin@msn.com
if you notice someone is missing from the list, please also email liujingxin@msn.com
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2.
Please choose the one best describe your current work* 【Multiple】
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3.
About your current career (or the career you will take soon)
(
affiliation, position, working area, etc.)

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if you are working for more organization, please just fill in the major one.
Name of your affiliation
Website of your affiliation
Your position
Your working/research area
Your common email address
The usefulness of AFEC-X to you and your suggestions
4.
In general, how important the AFEC-X experience was to your career development?*
5.
Please score each of the potential benefits you got from AFEC-X
(The higher the score, the more benefits you got)
(If you wan to give an aspect 0 score,
you have to move the bar to any score then move it back to 0)
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0
10
Gained basic knowledge of the field
Broadened my horizon
Laid foundation for my future work
A publication of the group project
Fostered collaboration with other participants/instrctors
Enrolled as a student or Post Doc of one of the instructors
Promoted confidence in doing research
6.
Please score the components of AFEC-X
according to the usefulness to your career after the course
(The higher the score, the more useful for you)
(If you wan to give an aspect 0 score,
you have to move the bar to any score then move it back to 0)
*
0
10
Lectures and practices
Field trip
Group project
Course symposium
Participants meeting with prospective supervisors from XTBG
7.
What components do you recommend to add to the current course structure, why?
Recommended components
Reason
8.
What do you suggest to remove from the current course structure, why?* 【Multiple】
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9.
Please score the social activities of AFEC-X
(The higher the score, the stronger you liked it)
(If you wan to give an aspect 0 score,
you have to move the bar to any score then move it back to 0)
*
0
10
Self Introductions
XTBG Garden Tour
Dai food in Village
BBQ in Menglun town
Dinner party
10.
Concerning the “lectures and practices”, please score the topics
according to the usefulness for you.
(The higher the score, the more useful was it for you)
(If you wan to give an aspect 0 score,
you have to move the bar to any score then move it back to 0)
*
0
10
The Biodiversity crisis in Asia by Ferry Slik
Botany workshop by Ferry Slik, Qie Lan and crew
Plant physiology by Cao Kunfang
Introduing the leaf traits practical by Cao Kunfang
Plant physiology field demo and leaf traits practical by Cao Kunfang
Soil ecology by Doug Schaefer
Soil microbiology by Shi Lingling
Practical in Rainforest or Limestone forest by Doug Schaefer
Woodring research by Fan Zexin
Engergy plants by Xu Zengfu
Metagenetics by Doug Yu
Fungal diversity in tropical ecosystems by Kathryn Bushley
Carbon cycles by Doug Schaefer
R Statistics workshop by Qie Lan
R Statistics workshop (Multivariate analysis) by Rhett Harrison
Prctical in rainforest patch at XTBG by Rhett Harrison
The ecology and biogeography of Tropical East Asia by Richard Corlett
The 'conservation toolbox' by Richard Corlett
The 'conservation toolbox'_practical by Richard Corlett, Qie Lan
Entomology workshop (+spiders) by Jacob Wickham, Jeremy Miller, Kathryn Bushley
Discussion on Sustainability by Chuck Cannon
Conservation work of Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG) by Bosco Chan
Camera trapping by Jay Wan
Class conversation with KFBG team by KFBG team
11.
What topic(s)/techniques/methods do you suggest to be included in the future AFEC-X? Why?
(if you have more suggestions, please list them from most important to least important)
Recommended topics
Reason
12.
Please select the group project that you did during the AFEC-X.
if your project is not in the list, please email liujingxin@msn.com and tell him.*
13.
Have you presented your group project in other conferences, workshops, etc. after the course?* 【Multiple】
15.
Have your group project published in a journal?*
17.
Did you recommend this course to your officemates, friends etc.* 【Multiple】
18.
Who applied and attended AFEC-X because of your recommendation?*
Communication among AFEC-X fellows and instructors
19.
How many times have you met other AFEC-X students
in conferences or other academic occasions?* 【Multiple】
20.
Have you received any kind of help from your AFEC-X fellows after the course?* 【Multiple】
21.
Have you co-authored scientific publications
after the course with your AFEC-X fellows or instructors?*
23.
Are you planning to coolaborate with your AFEC-X fellows or instructors in research?*
Actions to promote the communication among AFEC-X students and instructors
24.
Are you in the AFEC-X group on facebook nor not?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AFEC.X*
25.
We are planning an AFEC-X alumni webpage to enhance the communication and cooperation among AFEC-X participants, please upload a word or PDF version of your newest CV here.
(file size should not be larger than 4mb)*
26.
Select the academic media account you have and tell us your account.* 【Multiple】
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27.
What do you suggest to improve the communication and cooperation
among AFEC-X participants?*
Other comprehensive long-period course
28.
Could you list other local or international training programs that
as comprehensive as AFEC-X and more than a month long?*
29.
Could you tell what AFEC-X can learn from them?
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