Projects by Year

Projects by year

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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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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Lilianna K Wolf


White-nose syndrome is a virulent fungal disease that has decimated North American bat populations since it was first documented in 2006. Currently, the range of the fungus that causes the disease, Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), is expanding. The fungus has now been detected in 21 counties in Texas. Most concerningly, 18 Tadarida brasiliensis bats have tested positive for the fungus.
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Lívia Maria Negrini Ferreira


The conservation of terrestrial ecosystems depends, to a large extent, on the conservation of pollinators, among which bees stand out. One of the probable causes for the population decline of bees is the increase in the use of agrochemicals, but this hypothesis has been insufficiently tested with Brazilian wild bees, especially in field studies.
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Lorena Bueno Valadão Mendes


Pollination is a vital ecological process for the maintenance of angiosperm communities and represents an important ecosystem service. In Brazil, about 60% of crops are dependent on pollination by animals. However, the intensification and unsustainable use of natural resources, reducing the available native vegetations, have compromised this ecosystem service.
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Lotanna Micah Nneji


Our previous RSG project was first to create species inventory comprising 18 amphibian and 26 reptile species, with three possibly new herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) species of genus Leptopelis, Ptychadena and Lycophidion in Gashaka Gumti National Park (GGNP) Nigeria. Worrisome, we documented alarming threats to herpetofauna due to increased human activities in GGNP.
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Lougbégnon Hyppolite Aignon


Tropical forests cover about 7% of the Earth's surface and contain at least 50% of global diversity but are currently under serious threat due to human activities and climate change which cause species disappearance (Bawa and Dayanandan, 1998).
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Lu Thi Ngan


Limestone forest ecosystems become endangered by less attention to protection and are affected by humans. Some species are being lost, leading to the risk that species distributed only in certain areas will become extinct over time. In addition, limestone vegetation is also more vulnerable because it recovers much slower in non-limestone conditions.
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Lucy Kemp

South Africa

Southern Ground-Hornbill (SGH) are regionally Endangered and thus nationally prioritised as a Threatened or Protected Species. It is a top-order predator, providing ecosystem services. It is also culturally significant, associated with good summer rains, and as a totem animal.
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Manase Elisa Pallangyo


This project is carried out in the West-Kilimanjaro area which is part of the larger Arusha-Kilimanjaro ecosystem, a wildlife-rich area in the northern Tanzania. It consists of arid land situated between Arusha and Kilimanjaro national parks and irrigated by rivers from the two parks.
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