Tag Archives: ornithology

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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Villa De Leyva and the Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt.

Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania fannyi specimens, a photo by Alexanderson01 on Flickr. It is with heavy heart that I left Villa de Leyva yesterday.  My home for the last month, Villa de Leyva is a colonial jem. Chosen by the conquistadores … Continue reading

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Birding in Sauraha, Nepal

In between chasing missing survey data and standardising the spelling of bird names, I also have had ample opportunity to go birding in the grasslands, river flats and remnant forests nearby to the NTNC’s Biodiversity Conservation Centre.  The area is … Continue reading

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Greetings from Chitwan National Park, Nepal

This is the first post to my new homepage, which is intended to be an entry point and repository for my professional web presence. thanks for visiting, and stay tuned for more entries, new publications, links etc.

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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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