Projects by Year

Projects by year

Kathelyn Paredes Villanueva


Effective control strategies are required to counteract illegal timber trade. In a previous project we used genetic and chemical methods in Cedrela to assess potential for timber tracing in Bolivia. How to bring to ground identification techniques already available?
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Katia Lizeth Treviño Cuéllar


The Sierra Madre Oriental, one of the greatest mountain ranges in Mexico, is especially unique due to several climatic fluctuations that took place during the Pleistocene and lead to the expansion and recession of different vegetation areas which created high endemic zones and served as a refuge for different species after the Last Interglacial.
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Kendrika Gaur


Forty-one percent of world’s evaluated amphibian species are threatened with extinction (IUCN 2020). India alone harbours 75 of these threatened species, and about 62 of them are reported from the Western Ghats (WG). The WG-Sri Lanka is among the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. The WG has high frog diversity (represented by 9 families) and endemism (3 families and 1 subfamily are endemic).
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Kuenzang Dorji


Golden langurs are endangered and are on the World Conservation Union’s Top 25 most endangered primates (Schwitzer et al., 2019). It is found in fragmented forests in Assam, but Bhutan is home to the largest populations. Golden langurs have been recorded in six districts in Bhutan, with a total population of 2,517 individuals (Thinley et al., 2019).
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Lalith Ekanayake

Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya peninsula located in Gulf of Mannar which one side is sea and other side is Puttlam lagoon. It is a biodiversity rich area including sea turtles and other marine megafauna such as dolphins, whales & dugongs. Moreover, various habitats such as coral reefs, seagrasses and also largest mangrove coverage in Sri Lanka. Bar reef home to 156 species of coral and 283 species of fish.
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Lameck Mkuburo


Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) has become a pressing conservation and poverty issue in recent years in Africa. Among the most severe HWC is Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC). HEC threatens elephant populations through retaliatory killings and increased hostility towards elephants, leading to tolerance of poaching. It harms the livelihoods of farmers, as crop-raiding results into reduced food security.
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Laura Rebecca Perry


I have always been interested in large carnivores, and my research background runs from fundamental ecology to human-wildlife conflict (HWC). Over the past three years, I have developed significant expertise in the aspects of conservation that relate to communities, including the psychology of behaviour, attitudes and perceptions, and conflict.
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Laura Rose Vanopdenbosch

Costa Rica

Caño Island Biological Reserve and Marino Ballena National Park are two of the most touristic places for scuba diving and snorkelling in Costa Rica. With around 197.000 visitors every year, and the lack of environmental consciousness, those ecosystems get damaged every day.
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Le Quynh Trang


Bidoup Nui Ba National Park located in Dalat Plateau of the South-Central Highlands; is one of four major biodiversity spots in Vietnam. It has large primary forests up to more than 2,000 m of altitude, which is a potential perfect habitat for a large number of hawkmoth species. However, no studies on hawkmoths of the Bidoup Nui Ba National Park have been undertaken yet.
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Leo Khasoha


Across taxa worldwide, ecological communities are dominated by one or a few species that tend to be common, with many more species that are rare. The Resource Breadth Hypothesis (Brown 1984, Brown et al 1995) proposes a mechanism for this general pattern.
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