Projects by Year

Projects by year

Olivia Pineiro Ramirez

Cuba

The Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago stretches along the north-central coast of Cuba; this chain of small islands is significant for both economic resources for tourism and diverse marine life. The islands are remarkable in ecological diversity and are considered as hotspots for species endemic to Cuba or depleted in their occurrences on other islands of the Wider Caribbean.
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Paola Alberti

Argentina

Human communities depend on watersheds for the physical place to live or work, but also other contributions from nature, such as food, drinking water, places for recreation and tourism (Zagarola et al, 2014). Therefore, it is important to implement sustainable use projects that integrate local communities to their watershed to achieve rational use and better management of resources.
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Patricia Viviana Zelaya

Argentina

During the last three decades, soybeans crops extension has expanded without precedents in Argentina and particularly in this province, where the area planted since 1988 showed a 7-fold increasing, ranking among the five main producing provinces. DCF was reduced to isolated fragments of different shapes and sizes, surrounded by an agricultural matrix.
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Patrick Milligan

Kenya

In the last decade, big-headed ants (Pheidole megacephala) have steadily expanded into black-cotton and red-soil savanna habitats in conservancies of the Laikipia Plateau of Kenya. Typically, these invasive ants extirpate many native insect species when they move into a new habitat.
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Paulina F. Puchi G.

Argentina,Chile

Recent global warming and severe droughts have caused decline and forest mortality worldwide. In addition, climatic models predict that these extreme events will be more severe and frequent in the next decades. Nonetheless, tree physiological mechanisms under drought conditions and the key drivers inducing tree decline are still poorly understood.
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Pedro David Fernandez

Argentina

The aim of this project is to contribute to a better understanding of ecosystem service (ES) supply and potential for preserving native medium-large mammals of silvopastoral systems in the Dry Chaco. We will focus in Argentinean provinces of Catamarca, San Luis, Salta and Santiago del Estero to evaluate ES related with forest structure and functioning (e.g.
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Pedro G. Méndez-Carvajal

Panama

Ateles geoffroyi panamensis is classified as Critically Endangered species from the 25 most threatened primates in the world. In Panama its habitat is facing deforestation due to anthropogenic development and mine activity. This project will detect and track population group structure, population density and circadian activity using camera traps at forest medium high level (Orion Camera System).
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Pierre A. Mvogo Ndongo

Cameroon

My 1st Booster Grant (2018) aimed at surveying for new populations of the endangered Louisea balssi, led to the discovery of Louisea nkongsamba sp.n. from specimens reported at northern, eastern, and southern slopes of Mt. Nlonako (300–1200 m asl). Recognition of this new species was supported by morphological and molecular data. Each of Mt.
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Poliana Gabriele Alves de Souza Lins

Brazil

Alagoas State has confirmed occurrence of the endangered blonde capuchin monkey (Sapajus flavius). The conservation status from the species (which was newly discovered and has little relevant information to assist in its own conservation) is a consequence from the habitat lost, hunt and illegal trade. Meanwhile wildlife care centers are becoming overbooked because of primates’ traffic.
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Prabin Bhusal

Nepal

This project promotes agroforestry practices in public land for biodiversity conservation, livelihood support, and mitigation of north-south conflict on forest use. It will emphasize the positive effects that public land management can bring to the southern community from the Terai region of Nepal, far from the forest, near the Indian border.
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