Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. Academics benefit from funding for high quality fieldwork enabling them to publish papers in peer reviewed journals. This model enables the collection of large temporal and spatial datasets used for assessing the effectiveness of conservation management interventions. Research includes both marine and terrestrial ecology across the world, in Indonesia, Honduras, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Peru, Guyana, Mexico, Transylvania and Cuba.