TCKs who have parents or guardians affiliated with the military have varying levels of exposure to local culture. This is due to the possibility of living on base or off base. TCKs who live off base or who are not closely affiliated with the military (such as contractors) will have higher exposure and cultural shaping, while those who spend the majority of their time on the base will have lower exposure and minimal cultural shaping.  Military children who are immersed in local culture from birth tend to show an extremely high level of cultural shaping, and upon relocation they are likely to cling to said culture for years, if not their lifetime. Relocation for these particular TCKs has shown to be particularly marring for them emotionally.  See also Military brat (. subculture) .
With a team of researchers led by Claire Kremen and Alison Cameron from the University of California, Berkeley, we have recently translated our biogeographic and systematic amphibian data gathered over 15 years into precise conservation planning. As reported in the cover article of the 11 April 2008 issue of Science, distribution models and point distribution data of altogether over 2300 animal and plant species were used to determine priority areas for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar, and to propose new areas to be included in Madagascar's reserve network.