Just completed a one and a half month field season in Udzungwa Mountains National Park of Tanzania. I conducted vegetation surveys to understand how it relates to the occupancy of different species of mammals. Keep an eye out for our results, coming soon!
The diversity of mammals' roles in tropical forests is impacted by anthropogenic disturbance and plant productivity
So excited to see my first paper published in Biotropica! The study shows that functional diversity in a tropical mammal community in a protected area can be maintained over the course of a decade, possibly due to the high functional redundancy we find in the same community. Check it out here: along with some press releases!
-National Park Traveler
Traveled to Udzungwa National park in Tanzania and Ranomfana National Park in Madagascar to assess TEAM sites for potential future fieldwork. Presented at the Association for Tropical Biology meeting in Antananarivo. Check out some cool pics here!
Very excited to start off the first year of my PhD program in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at Rice. Additional thanks to the Rice School of Natural Science for awarding me the Worden first-year fellowship! Can't wait to get started.