Center for Indonesian Field Study (CIFS) - Bend

Conservation Psychology and Behavioral Ecology - at Central Oregon Community College (COCC)

(in association with Central Oregon Psychology Enthusiasts COPE and
Center for Global Field Study - CGFS -University of Washington)

Find us on twitter at: @COCC_Indonesia


Matthew Novak, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology,Department of Social Sciences, COCC

Affiliated Scientists:
Ilaria Turrio, MS

Affiliated Associates:

  • Katie Rutledge, University of Oregon
  • Erin Butler, Southern Oregon University
  • David Lee, Oregon State University - Cascades
  • Sarah Zobrist, Oregon State University - Cascades


CIFS is an interdisciplinary educational program established in 2011 in collaboration with the University of Washington, CGFS and Pusat Studi Satwa Primata (Primate Research Center, PSSP) at the Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University, IPB) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. The Center's target focus is field-based study of the human-wildlife-environment interface, the continuum of human health to environmental health, on a global scale. The Center's program is designed to provide field-based educational, training, and research opportunities for individuals interested in Conservation Psychology, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior, Primatology, and Global Health.


Fall 2015: UW Perspectives article features Indonesian field study Read about collaborative program with the University of Washington that takes COCC students to Indonesia each summer to do field work. Click on "Monkeying Around in Remote Indonesia" at the link for the full story.

Fall 2016: CIFS now has a twitter feed! Keep up with what is going on . . . @COCC_Indonesia