Projects by Year

Projects by year

Merrisa Naidoo

South Africa

Assessing the impacts of plastic pollution in estuaries is integral in determining the significance of terrestrial inputs to oceanic environments (Naidoo et al. 2015).
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Michael Kimaro


Tanzania is estimated to hold the world’s largest population of African lions (Panthera leo), with the Ruaha ecosystem holding 10% of this population. However, lions in this area often come into conflict with livestock and are killed by pastoralists from Barbaigs, Maassai, and Sukuma tribes.
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Monica Chege


Centuries ago lions, humans and their livestock coexisted; however, in the recent decades the frequency of human-carnivore conflicts has increased significantly. This has attributed to reduction in wild prey, increased contact between lions, people and their livestock due to loss/fragmentation of suitable habitat.
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Muhammad Saeed


One of the major challenges of conservation of biological communities in areas facing degradation is the unavailability of baseline studies during the pristine phase (Drumbrell et al. 2008; Trisurat et al. 2010). Monitoring is the process of determining state of a system and measuring changes in that system over time (Yoccoz et al. 2001).
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Nancy Felix


Biodiversity has been decreasing worldwide owing to increase in human population, encroachment into protected areas and other developments (Loveridge et al., 2010). Therefore, conservation of wildlife especially animals with large home range such as lion has been a challenge (Trinkel, 2013).
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Natasa Nikpaljevic


Adriatic Sea is home to five cetacean species, classified at risk by IUCN; bottlenose, striped and Risso’s dolphins, Cuvier’s beaked whales and fin whales. Our studies since 2016, underlined the presence of resident bottlenose and striped dolphins in Montenegro.
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Nicolás Lucas Rovegno Arrese


Fisheries management decisions need to be based on the best available information, which in artisanal fisheries is usually limited. Fishing communities as resource users acquire traditional ecological knowledge through their experience and day to day activity.
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Olaniran Hamed Odountan


The Lake Aheme is one of West Africa biodiversity hotspots, but also one of the most neglected and threatened, due to intensive subsistence agriculture, high levels of exploitation by local community, and high rates of habitat loss and degradation.
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Patricia Viviana Zelaya


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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Paulina F. Puchi G.


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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