Category Archives: investigations

Birds in space… (multidimensiaonal trait-space that is)

An animated rotation of a plot of cloud forest bird species in their multidimensional trait space, showing vectors of trait variables, and spiders linking groups defined from a separate clustering analysis. A small success in R yesterday, I finally managed … Continue reading

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Presentation: Land-use, Climate Change and Avian Ecosystem Services in the Montane Neotropics: Managing for Resilience.

A 3d plot generated in R, showing a simulated landscape, onto which I mapped the estimated functional richness of Villeger et al (2008), calculated for our community of Andean cloud forest birds. The second presentation I gave at ATBC in … Continue reading

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birding in Colombia, by the numbers…

90: The number of days spent in Colombia on this last trip. 162: The (estimated) number of lifers (new birds) seen by me on the trip. 290: The number of species I personally measured while collecting morphological data for the … Continue reading

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Colombia- Valle del Cauca- Dapa and El Dieceocho

Colombia-Cauca-Dapa and El Dieceocho, a set on Flickr. Dapa and El Dieceocho Despite having lived or traveled in some of the biggest cities in the world (Rio De janeiro, Mexico City) and some of the most livable (Brisbane, Oslo?) and … Continue reading

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Colombia-Risaralda-Otún Quimbaya

Colombia-Risaralda-Otún Quimbaya, a set on Flickr. Otún Quimbaya After four nights and days of intense birding, frogging and trekking through the primary and secondary forests of La Mesenia, we returned to El Jardin and headed for Montezuma in Risaralda, another … Continue reading

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Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia

Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia, a set on Flickr. From a sacred Andean Lake to the wettest place in the world, almost…  Perched at 1600 m altitude in the western cordillera of the Colombian Andes, Fundacion Colibri’s “Reserva La Mesenia” is only … Continue reading

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typhoons, leopards and point counts…

As in montane rainforests world-wide, climate change threatens Thailand’s avian biodiversity with rapid increase in rates of extinction if anthropogenic CO2 emissions remain unchecked.  I have just had the privilege to join Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change researcher … Continue reading

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