Evaluating Community Readiness to Participate in Payment for Ecosystems Services Programs in South Nguru MountainsThe aim of the project is to evaluate local natural resource institutions in terms of their ability to simultaneously fulfill the conservation and poverty alleviation objectives inherent of ecosystem service payment programs
Distribution and Invasion risk by Ligustrum Lucidum (Oleaceae) in the Argentinean Yungas as Consequences of Climate and Land Use ChangesThis project will make the actual Ligustrum distribution and will develop predictive distribution models of Ligustrum in response to climate and land use changes, which will be linked to spatially explicit models of biodiversity, biomass and hydrology to explore potential scenarios of ecological changes.
Conservation of Threatened and Endemic Tree Species of the Ecuadorian Dry ForestThe project aims to promote dry tropical forest reforestation and restoration in Ecuador
Forest Canopies as Safe Havens from Amphibian Chytrid fungus, Phase II: Enigmatic Dispersal Mechanisms and Environmental DistributionThis project strives to elucidate the environmental distribution of amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) throughout Cusuco National Park, Honduras while also assessing the relative significance of four possible dispersal pathways including: amphibians, arthropods, wind/rain, and human locomotion. The resulting information will allow us to evaluate the risk of chytrid exposure faced by each of the park’s 16 endangered amphibian species based on amphibian behavior, distribution, and life history and evaluate various modes of pathogen dispersal which occur within the natural environment.
An Ecological Assessment of Different Forest Types of Borjomi Gorge Protected Territories by Indicator Insect Species and Education of Local Population on Conservation of Biodiversity The aim of the project is to assess an ecological situation in the forests of Borjomi protected territories by bioindicator species of insects and provide information to local people about importance of conservation of biodiversity.
Recovering West Bali Tropical Deciduous Forest Ecosystem through Eradicating Invasive Weed and Native Tree Planting Program West Bali National Park, located in the western part of Bali is the last stronghold for Balinese biodiversity. This lowland forest is home for endemic and critically endangered Bali Starling Leucopsar rothschildi. Despite of its important status, the West Bali National Park has suffered serious problem from invasion of exotic weed Lantana camara, Jatropha gossypifolia and Acacia nilotica which caused decreasing grazing area, inhibiting forest regeneration and inducing forest fire during long dry season. The aims of the project are (1) to control and reduce distribution of invasive weed and enlarge grazing area (2) to improve forest regeneration through planting native tree.
Environment Education and Conservation Programme (EECP) - Phase IIThe project has been designed to promote participatory approaches in managing Kazimzumbwi forest through capacity building and action based conservation activities.
Broadleaved Forests of Mezynsky National Nature Park (Ukraine): Ecological State Evaluation, Conservation and PromotionThe aim of our project is to make an observation of unique rare broadleaved forests of Mezynsky National Nature Park, which are found side by side with arable lands and settlements under anthropogenic influence.
The Effects of Fragmentation in the Life History of an Animal Dispersed Tree at Los Tuxtlas, MexicoI propose a long term project to test the effects of fragmentation of Poulsenia armata an animal-dispersed tree and access its population viability. This tree species has a particular strategy that makes it more susceptible to the fragmentation of the forest.
Old Growth and Secondary Forest Site Occupancy by Understory Birds in the Central AmazonThis project will compare secondary-forest and old-growth site occupancy by central Amazon forest birds. Our goal is to document the conservation value and influence environmental regulation of secondary forests in the Amazon region.