Magnet Trees for Birds in Venezuelan Cloud-ForestsThe 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.
Disrupting Dispersal? Consequences of Seed Harvesting for Natural Regeneration of an Economically Important Tree in the East Usambara MountainsAllanblackia 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.
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.
Informational and Consulting Support to Local Forest Communities in Framework of New ReformThe 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.
Integrating Riparian Nothofagus Antarctica Forests to the Study of Beaver Invasion on Tierra del Fuego Island, ArgentinaNothofagus 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.
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.
Rare and Endangered Indigenous Tree Seed Bank & Mapping, African Forest, KenyaThis 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.
Describing Anatomy and Tree Features of IUCN and CITES Timber Species Growing in MozambiqueThe 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.
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.
Impacts of Habitat Disturbance and Effectiveness of Forest Rehabilitation for Scavengers in BorneoStudies 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.