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Location: Kyoto and Auckland
Work interests: research, editing, science communication
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Various, and especially the open access versions of older journals with effective review systems

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Work: ethnobotany, prehistory, museum curation
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Various

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Back from Kokoda


By Research Cooperative, 2008-08-01

For the last two weeks or so I have been in Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, for field work with a group of archaeologists and environmental historians.

It was good being offline, without electricity, and with almost no phone contact with the outside world. I could concentrate on writing field notes, and enjoyed the nightly conversations with other members of the expedition.

So, now I have lots of follow-up work to do, but I will try to give some attention to the cooperative again as well.One thought I had was to write a piece on keeping field notes.

There are some special techniques that can be used to make field notes easier to use, and more useful. Any ideas about this from members of the Cooperative would be welcome.