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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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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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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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Birding in Sauraha and Chitwan National Park

The birding continues in Sauraha… A local group called the Bird Education Society offers free tours on Saturday (a donation helps support their efforts towards raising awareness of local bird conservation issues) Secretary Krisna met me at the civilised hour … 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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Birding Trek in Tamang Heritage Area and Langtang National Park

Danphe, Impejan Pheasant or Himalayan Monal), a photo by complicado on Flickr. Part 1: Tamang Heritage Trail The next series of posts concern a trek in the beautiful Tamang Heritage Region and Langtang National Park of Nepal. While the attractions … Continue reading

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