Projects by Year

Projects by year

Matthew Crane


Southeast Asia is an important region for biodiversity, with incredibly high species richness and endemism. Bats are a critical component of this landscape: they comprise nearly 30% of Southeast Asia’s mammal species and provide vital ecosystem services (Kunz et al., 2011).
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Mecklina Michael


Invasive alien species are those that have become established in a new surroundings, then reproduce and spread in ways that are destructive to biodiversity and/or human interests (Getachew et al., 2012). Current studies on invasive pollinator mutualism have focused only on the indirect impact of invasion for the native plant pollination (Stout et al., 2017).
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Melissa E. Rodríguez Menjívar

El Salvador

The process of seed dispersal by bats is mostly based in small-seeded plants, although it has been proved the importance of bats dispersing large-seeded plants, which are associated with mature habitats and the dispersal of this type of seeds are traditionally linked with large frugivorous vertebrates, therefore there are still few studies on bats and their contribution in dispersing big seeds in
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Michael Mills


Afromontane forest is the most threatened habitat type in Angola (<800 ha remaining). It forms the smallest and most isolated Afromontane centre. Mount Moco has the second-most Afromontane forest in Angola, but rapid forest loss and degradation, driven primary by human-caused grassland fires, is putting endemic, forest-dependent birds at risk of extinction.
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Muhammad Ridwan


As the most populous island in the world, Java has experienced huge habitat lost due to human disturbance. The remaining nature areas are fragmented mostly in mountain regions.
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Nazerke Bizhanova


The Turkestan lynx (Lynx lynx isabellina Blyth, 1847) is a rare subspecies of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx L., 1758), listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Kazakhstan (“Status III, a rare subspecies, the area and number of which are reducing”). This elusive cat is a rare representative of the carnivorans (order Carnivora) inhabiting the Tien Shan Mountains.
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Nicola Ransome

El Salvador

Currently, there is limited cetacean research ongoing in El Salvador. Historically, research has been limited to surveys at much larger scales (e.g. the Eastern Tropical Pacific dolphin stock surveys conducted by NOAA until 2006 and NOAA’s humpback whale SPLASH Project conducted throughout the North Pacific 2004 – 2006).
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Olyvia Gwladys Fadeyi


Fungi are cosmopolitan heterotrophic organisms that are quite specific in their ecological requirements and having very important socio economic, cultural and above all ecological interests (Kumar & Sharma 2011). These interests are more bind in ectomycorrhizal fungi which live in symbiosis with woody species.
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Onur Doğan


The aim of this project is to test the various zooplankton groups with ecological key roles at the points of the Golden Horn (Istanbul) under the pressure of anthropogenic activity by DNA barcoding under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC) and Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), states that the steps to be taken to achieve good environmental status (GES) are the determinatio
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Pema Khandu


Through our prior observation, we found out that the WBH do not roost on random trees, maybe the micro-climate and other physio-geographical features of the roosting site determines their roost site selection. Moreover, we felt it very urgent to protect their roosting site as most of the riverine forests were disturbed or fragmented with sand mining, dam, and road construction.
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