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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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“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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Ecology and Society: Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/forest-people-can-gather-necessary-carbon-data-16689 Recently this news story was published to climate central covering a paper published in Ecology and Society: Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities  the authors describe using trained local people to collect accurate biomass data, important … Continue reading

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