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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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“Conexiones”

https://www.flickr.com/photos/complicando/sets/72157644055360763/ Its is a short drive from Cali over the misty peaks of Los Farallones, past El Dieceocho, to the pacific slope of Colombia’s Western Cordillera.  But in this  distance, many things change, both in terms of the visible environment, … Continue reading

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Montezuma’s gold

Colombia-Risaralda-Montezuma, a set on Flickr. It hardly seemed possible, but if anything the abundance and diversity of the avifauna increased at our next destination. The second of three landscapes in the system under study as part of our project, Montezuma … 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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Day 6: Finch Hatton State School

Friday morning we had saved the closest site until last, so we only had to walk a few hundred metres into the forest to start surveying.  That completed, we headed back to Platypus Bushcamp, ate breakfast and headed into Finch … Continue reading

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Day 2 continued: Platypus Bushcamp

Arriving in Finch-Hatton Gorge after our first 70 km of ride was a palpable relief.  Turning of the main road east of the township and leaving the traffic behind, we crossed cattle creek in the waning afternoon light, and winding … Continue reading

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Day 2: Mackay to Finch-Hatton Gorge

Day 2:  Woke at about 6 am am in the delightful Central Caravan Park, to the insistent cries of Blue-faced Honeyeaters and the tooting of Peaceful Doves… still audible over the rumble of passing traffic. My exped mattress was deflating … Continue reading

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