Forests

Galo Buitron

Magnet Trees for Birds in Venezuelan Cloud-Forests

The main aim of this project is to assess the effect of tree and bird abundance on fruit removal in cloud forest areas of different size. We focus in documenting the foraging behavior of many species of birds and the role of widely distributed tree species as important feeding sources in Venezuelan cloudforests.

Carrie Seltzer

Disrupting Dispersal? Consequences of Seed Harvesting for Natural Regeneration of an Economically Important Tree in the East Usambara Mountains

Allanblackia stuhlmanni, a rainforest canopy tree, has seeds that are harvested for vegetable oil. The goal of this project is to examine how varying seed density affects seed dispersal and the probability of seedling establishment by experimentally manipulating seeds and following seed fate, with the aim to develop guidelines for sustainably managing seed harvest.

Erika Ikemoto

Agroforestry Extension in Protected Areas of Brazilian Amazon: Lessons From On-Going Experiences

This study aims to explore the factors influencing agroforestry adoption based on two case studies, to be examined in terms of farmers’ and external actors’ decision-making process.

Anatoly Lebedev

Informational and Consulting Support to Local Forest Communities in Framework of New Reform

The project aims to help forest communities, involved in logging and timber processing, to overcome problems with occurred and upcoming legal changes in forestry and timber sales.

Rosina Soler Esteban

Integrating Riparian Nothofagus Antarctica Forests to the Study of Beaver Invasion on Tierra del Fuego Island, Argentina

Nothofagus antarctica (ñire) forests of Tierra del Fuego Island, experience the dual effects of high impacts from both livestock and beaver (Castor canadensis), and we will explore the natual recovery under these conditions.

Alphonse Karenzi

Improved Cooking Stoves Campaign Against Deforestation (ICOSCAD)

The aim of the project is to sensitise people about the disadvantages of deforestation and encouraging them to use improved cooking stoves as the solution to the deforestation and other related problems.

Helen Thornton-Mutiso

Rare and Endangered Indigenous Tree Seed Bank & Mapping, African Forest, Kenya

This project aims to identify and map rare and endangered indigenous Kenyan tree species whilst increasing awareness of the local communities and to establish a seed bank with special focus on rare species, helping to increase the biodiversity of reforestation programmes.

Ernesto Uetimane Junior

Describing Anatomy and Tree Features of IUCN and CITES Timber Species Growing in Mozambique

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of stakeholders on timber harvesting and trade through workshops and compilation of a catalogue of IUCN/CITES timbers to be used for on field identification.

James Eleazer

Gorgany Mountain Range Ecotrails

The aim of the project is to rehabilitate forty kilometres of abandoned forest pathways and refurbish two mountain huts to develop a constituency to advocate for long-term protection of the Gorgany Mountains.

Norman Lim

Impacts of Habitat Disturbance and Effectiveness of Forest Rehabilitation for Scavengers in Borneo

Studies on the effects of habitat degradation on wildlife generally focused on particular taxonomic groups and rarely consider ecologically functional groups as a whole. The project aims to investigate the impacts of land use changes on the vertebrate scavenger community and carcass removal, particularly the effects of logging, conversion to oil palm plantations, and forest rehabilitation.