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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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Páramo las Delicias and Puracé

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) I have to admit that after a month falling in love with Villa de Leyva, Popayán, another of Colombia’s famously colonial cities was a little under-whelming.  Her cobbled streets had been paved over in the 1930s, … 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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