2018 Conference - Talk abstracts

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Fragmented phylogenetic diversity of bats


Sabhrina Gita Aninta

Tambora, Indonesian Young Conservationists Network, Jalan Karanja Lembah BTN Pertiwi Indah Blok C3 No. 8, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia    




The sustainability of forest user groups in Uganda


Edmand Aryampika

Department of Environmental Management, Makerere University, Po Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda    




Endemic fish species recovery in undammed tributaries of the Western Ghats


Vidyadhar Atkore

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore    




Using a Remotely Operated Vehicle to explore offshore ichthyofauna and habitat


Rio Button

University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700    




Human-wildlife conflicts motivated by superstitious beliefs


Mariana Catapani

University of São Paulo.  1289, Professor Luciano Gualberto Avenue. Zip code 05508-010. Butantã. São Paulo - SP. Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo. Brazil    




Assessing the biodiversity of untouched hydrothermal vents


Abbie Sarah Amy Chapman

University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH    




Who deforests the Amazon, and how?


Heliz Menezes da Costa

International Virtual Institute of Global Change (IVIG/COPPE)- Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Avenida Pedro Calmon, s/n – CEP 21941-596. Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro -Brasil    




Whales from space


Hannah Cubaynes

University of Cambridge/British Antarctic Survey    




Haematology and climate change


Adriana Estefania Flores-Morán

Autonomous University of Queretaro. Chichimequillas Dr. Ejido Bolaños. Zip Code 76140. Queretaro, Mexico    




Future distributions of Antarctic fishes


Jennifer Freer

Life Science Building, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK    




Restoring ecological interactions through species reintroductions


Luísa Genes

Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil    




Elephants striving to avoid poachers


Festus Ihwagi

University of Twente, ITC Faculty, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands    




Designing tools to reduce hunting


Sorrel Jones

Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK    




Harvesting disturbance and forest birds


Jessica Leaver

Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa​    




Impacts of rainforest transformation on bats


Neil Jun S. Lobite

University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines    




Lions grow corn


Liomba-Junior Mathe

Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House, Abingdon Road, Tubney, Oxfordshire, OX13 5QL, UK    




DownScan sonar mapping of seagrass


Sarah Meek

The University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, UK, BS16 1QY    




Conservation gone to the dogs?


Monisha S Mohandas

Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India    




Segregation of shorebirds on mudflats leads to differences in vulnerability


Tong Mu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA    




Commercial poaching in Namibia


Elizabeth M. Naro

Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 195 Prospect St. New Haven, CT, 06511    




Monitoring birds using acoustic dissimilarity


A. Solohery Rasamison

Animal Biology Department, University of Antananarivo, BP: 906, Antananarivo, Madagascar    




Understanding the man-eating tigers of Sundarban


Manjari Roy

Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun, PIN: 248001, Uttarakhand, India    




Conservation biogeography of Mauritanian amphibians


Marta Sampaio

CIBIO-InBIO and University of Porto. Campus Agrário de Vairão, R. Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal    




Acoustic tracking of reef mantas


Edy Setyawan

Sea Sanctuaries Trust, Office 4, Jalan Padonan 32B, Badung, Bali, Indonesia    




Current and past distribution of Asian elephants and human-elephant conflict


Ange S. L. Tan

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia    




Non-invasive detection of white-clawed crayfish using eDNA


Chris Troth

Aquatic Research Facility, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB, United Kingdom    




Landscape genetics of endangered waterbirds


Charles Barteld van Rees

Tufts University, Department of Biology, 200 College Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts, 02155, USA    




Perceptions of trade-offs between conservation and poverty reduction


Vong Rylida

Fauna & Flora International, Cambodia, #19, 360, Boeungkengkang 1, Phnom Penh    




Ebola, psychology and habitat conservation


Zanvo Stanislas

Laboratory of Applied Ecology, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 526, Cotonou, Benin    




Distribution change in giant pandas


Qiongyue Zhang

College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, Sichuan, P.R.China    




Dissecting China’s conservation framework for national parks


Weiyang Zhao

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA    




Landscape-scale effects of agriculture on birds and butterflies


Silvia Zingg

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland. School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland    




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