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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