Earthwatch Institute is an international nonprofit organization that supports scientific field research by offering members of the public unique opportunities to work alongside leading field research scientists. The Research Program at Earthwatch supports a diversity of research projects of high scientific merit worldwide, which address critical environmental and social issues at local, national, and international levels. Scholars interested in Earthwatch support should submit a concept note describing planned research, field methods, and the need for Earthwatch volunteer field assistants. If funding for the proposed research is deemed appropriate, a detailed proposal will be invited for peer review.
In an effort to contribute to a sustainable environment and to address the world’s pressing environmental issues Earthwatch has identified four Priority Areas (PAs). Earthwatch supports projects that investigate aspects of the four PAs, which include Climate Change, Oceans, Ecosystem Services, and Cultural Heritage.
We are pleased to announce that the following projects
have been approved for Earthwatch support for the 2009 fiscal year
(October 2008 - September 2009)
Adjewodah, Patrick, Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology • Paul Beier, Prof., Northern Arizona University • Emmanuel Akom, Forestry Commission. Ecology and Conservation of the White-necked Rock fowl in Ghana.
Ofori-Danson, Patrick, Ph.D., University of Ghana. Enhancing conservation of the West African Manatee in Ghana.
Andanje, Samuel, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service • Mordecai O. Ogada, Kenyatta University • Nicholas O. Oguge, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Carnivores in Conflict: Their Ecology and Conservation, and the Economic Impacts of Livestock Depredation, Kenya.
Huxham, Mark, Ph.D., Napier University • James Kairo, Ph.D., Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute • Martin Skov, Ph.D., University of Southampton. The effects of species richness on growth and ecosystem functions of restored East African Mangrove stands Gazi Bay, Kenya.
McKnight, Barbara, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service • Samuel Kasiki, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service. Tsavo Elephant Behavior and Ranging Patterns, Kenya.
Muoria, Paul Kimata, Ph.D., African Wildlife Foundation • Daniel Rubenstein, Ph.D., Princeton University • Nicholas Oguge, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Grevy’s Zebras: Ecological Monitoring on Pastoral Lands, Kenya.
Ogol, Callistus, K.P.O., Ph.D., Kenyatta University • Paul Okemo, Ph.D., Kenyatta University • Isaiah Ndiege, Ph.D., Kenyatta University. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Indigenous Knowledge of Medicinal Plant Use and Conservation in Samburu, Kenya.
Patterson, Bruce, Ph.D., The Field Museum of Natural History • Samuel Kasiki, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service • Alexander Mwazo Gombe, Tsavo East National Park. Behaviour and Ecology of Lions and Biodiversity in Tsavo’s Arid Woodlands, Kenya.
Wahungu, Geoffrey Ph.D., Moi University. Kenya’s Black Rhino.
Dollar, Luke, Ph.D., Duke University Primate Center; Pfeiffer University; Carnivore Conservation and Research Trust • Julie Pomerantz, DVM, Duke University • Leon Pierrot Rahajanirina, Fossa Research Team; Duke University; Pfeiffer University. Long-term monitoring, comparative ecology, and conservation of Cryptoprocta ferox in Madagascar’s dry forests.
Nangoma, David, Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust (MMCT) • Julian Bayliss, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society; MMCT • Carl Bruessow, MMCT • Cornell Dudley, Ph.D., University of Malawi; MMCT • Tembo Chanyenga, Forestry Research Institute of Malawi; Stellenbosch University. The Mount Mulanje Ecological Monitoring Programme, Malawi.
Marker, Laurie, Ph.D., Cheetah Conservation Fund. Conservation Strategies for the Long-term Survival of Cheetah in Namibia.
Smith, David, Ph.D., University of Essex • D.K. Barnes, Ph.D., British Antarctic Survey; Cambridge University • R.S.K. Barnes, Ph.D., Cambridge University • David Suggett, Ph.D., University of Essex • Coral and Coastal Ecology of the Seychelles, Curieuse Island, Seychelles.
Barham, Peter, Ph.D., University of Bristol • Leslie Underhill, Ph.D., University of Cape Town • Robert Crawford, Ph.D., Marine and Coastal Management • Mario Leshoro, Robben Island Museum • Duncan Bolton, Bristol Zoo Gardens. The Robben Island Penguin Project, South Africa.
Clutton-Brock, Timothy, Prof., University of Cambridge • Marta Manser, Ph.D., University of Zurich. Cooperation and Competition in Kalahari Mammals, South Africa.
Druce, David Ph.D., Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife • Mandisa Mgobozi, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife. Large Herbivore Census in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa.
Hamer, Michelle, Ph.D., University of KwaZulu-Natal • Dai Herbert, Ph.D., Natal Museum • Robert Slotow, Prof., University of KwaZulu-Natal. Improved Biodiversity Conservation in South Africa Through the Inclusion of Invertebrates.
Mavhunga, Clapperton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Michigan • Simon Kang’a, Ph.D.,New York University School of Medicine. Bio-extractive in the trans-Limpopo basin: an expedition to investigate indigenous biotechnologies for the purpose of establishing village-based centers of innovation in southern Africa, South Africa.
Scott, Dawn, Ph.D., University of Brighton • Richard Yarnell, Ph.D., Nottingham Trent University • Lynne MacTavish, Mankwe Wildlife Reserve. South Africa’s brown hyaena: Carnivores outside protected areas.
Leslie, Allison, Ph.D.,University of Stellenbosch • Kevin Wallace, Imperial College, London. Conservation Ecology of the Nile Crocodile, and Community Environmental Education in the Middle Zambezi Valley, Zambia.
Dang, Anrong, Ph.D., Tsinghua University • Jin Feng, D.Arch., Lawrence Technological University • Jiang Lu, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University • Yanfeng Liu, Yulin Collage. A Traditional Settlement to be Left Behind Under the State Program of Reforestation, China.
Keping, M A, Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences. Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate, Gutianshan Reserve, China.
Ravindranath, N.H., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science. Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate, Sirsi, India.
Enari, Hiroto, Ph.D., Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University. Survey of habitat restoration of Japanese monkeys at World Heritage Shirakami Mountains, Aomori, Japan.
Kosuge, Yasuhiro, Fresh Water Turtle Network. Survey of the endangered indigenous tortoise to set up conservation methods, Chiba, Japan and Survey of Japan’s indigenous turtles against the invasion of introduced species, Tama and Tsurumi Rivers, Japan
Maruyama, Naoki, Ph.D., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Survey of conserving endangered ural owls in the forest of Minami Izu, Shizuoka, Japan.
Minato, Shusaku, Ph.D., Dormouse Museum, Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project. Survey to set up the conservation method in the forests and mountains for dormouse habitation, Kiyosato, Japan.
Nakaoka, Masahiro, Ph.D., Director and Professor of Akkeshi Marine Station, Field Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Survey on the impact of climate change on the environmental change on the coastal community ecology, Tokyo Bay, Chiba, Japan.
Suda, Kazuki, Ph.D., Rissho University. Survey on distribution of shika deer corpus and its detritus food chain in Nikko National Park, Japan.
Suzuki, Yoshimi, Dr. Sc., Professor Graduate School of Science and Technology, Global Biogeochemistry Lab., Shizuoka University. Survey on the coral bleaching and regeneration mechanism, Okinawa, Japan.
Watanabe, Michihito, Laboratory of Natural Science for Coexistence of Human and Nature; Lake Kawaguchi Field Center. Survey of conserving endangered butterfly species on and around Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi, Japan.
Kingston, Tigga, Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit. Spatial Determinants of Insectivorous Bat Diversity: Pattern and Process in a Paleotropical Rainforest, Malaysia.
Reynolds, Glen, Ph.D., The Royal Society South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP) • Andy Hector, Prof., Zurich University • Rory Walsh, Prof., University of Wales, Swansea; SEARRP • David L. Higgitt, Prof., National University of Singapore • Will Blake, Ph.D., University of Plymouth • Waidi Sinun, Ph.D., Yayasan Sabah • Kawi Bidin, Ph.D., Universiti Malaysia Sabah • Jamil Hanapi, SEARRP • Johnny Larenus, SEARRP • Philip Ulok, SEARRP. Assessing and mitigating the impacts of environmental & climate change on tropical rainforest systems in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
Reading, Richard, Ph.D., Denver Zoological Foundation; University of Denver • Sukhiin Amgalanbaatar, Mongolian Academy of Sciences; Argali Wildlife Research Center; Denver Zoological Foundation • James Murdoch, Oxford University • Ganchimeg Wingard, Denver Zoological Foundation. Mongolian Wildlife Conservation Project.
Chang, Nigel, Ph.D., James Cook University • Kathryn Domett, Ph.D., James Cook University • William Boyd, Ph.D., Southern Cross University. The Origins of Angkor, Thailand.
Heiss, Georg, Ph.D., The Reef Check Foundation; Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University, Berlin • Kim Obermeyer, The Reef Check Foundation. Conservation and Monitoring of Coral Reefs in Thailand, Andaman coast, Thailand.
Banks, Peter, Ph.D., University of New South Wales. Rakali and other rodents in Sydney Harbour, Australia.
Bell, Ian, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Monitoring the Foraging and Nesting Population Demographics and Reproductive Biology of Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbriacata), on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Booth, David, Ph.D., University of Technology, Sydney. An investigation into the relationship between the East Australian Current, local environmental conditions and larval tropical fish settlement, Australia.
FitzSimmons, Nancy, Ph.D., University of Canberra • Tony Tucker, Ph.D., Mote Marine Laboratory. Freshwater Turtles of the Kimberley, Australia.
Hochuli, Deiter, Ph.D., University of Sydney. The ecological integrity of urban remnants: a new management model, Australia.
Mahony, Michael, Ph.D., University of Newcastle. Assessing the status of critically endangered frogs in the rainforests of eastern Australia.
Melzer, Alistair, Ph.D., Centre for Environmental Management. Koala Ecology, Australia.
Norman, Brad, ECOCEAN • Jason Holmberg, ECOCEAN. Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Conservation, Australia.
Rismiller, Peggy, Ph.D., University of Adelaide. Echidnas and Goannas of Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Townsend, Kathy, Ph.D., University of Queensland. The biology and conservation status of the manta ray, Manta birostris, along the east coast of Australia.
Townsend, Kathy, Ph.D., University of Queensland. The Trouble with Turtles, Australia.
Williams, Stephen, Ph.D., James Cook University. Climate Change in the Rainforest, Australia.
Nunn, Patrick, Ph.D., University of the South Pacific. The First People in Fiji: Environment and Society.
Greenwood, Jane Britt, AIA, Mississippi State University; American Institute of Architecture. An Armenian Pattern Language, Armenia.
Zeliankevich, Natallia, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. • Dzimitry Grumo, Ph.D., National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Study of the Geobotanical State of Oligothrophic Bogs of Belarus with the Aim to Discover the Most Rare Complexes for Their Following Conservation, Belarus.
Krecek, Josef, Ph.D., Czech Technical University. Acid Rain: Rehabilitation of the air-pollution-damaged headwaters of North Bohemia, The Czech Republic.
Gervais, Muriel, A Rocha France. Promoting Sustainable Agriculture through the Conservation of the European Roller in the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot, France.
Van Helden, Maarten, Prof., National School for Agricultural Engineers, Bordeaux • Josépha Guenser, Association for Research and Development of Sustainable Viticulture Biodiversity Enhancement in the
Bordeaux Vineyards, France.
Bearzi, Giovanni, Ph.D., Tethys Research Institute • Joan Gonzalvo, Tethys Research Institute. Investigating Ecosystem Structure and Dolphin-Fisheries Interactions in a "Natural Laboratory": The Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece.
Russell, Andrew J., Ph.D., University of Newcastle Upon Tyne • Andrew R.G. Large, Ph.D., Newcastle University • Dr. Catherine Delaney, Manchester Metropolitan University • Dr. Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Kent State University • John Barnard, Loomis Austin, Texas. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Icelandic Glaciers, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland.
Camilli, Andrea, Ph.D,, Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali • Giandomenico De Tommaso, Ph.D., Associazione Archeologica Piombinese • Carolina Megale, Ph.D., Università di Firenze; Associazione Archeologica Piombinese • Francesco Ghizzani Marcia, Ph.D., University of Pisa; University of Siena • Luciano Giannoni, Arch. Ph.D., Assocciazione Archeologica Piombinese. Researching a Roman Coastal Settlement on Poggio Del Molino, Populonia (Piombino, Leghorn, Italy)
Valeri, Anna Moore, Ph.D., independent • Marja Mendera, Prof., University of Siena. Tuscany’s Castle of Catignano, Italy.
Bidwell, Paul, T., Tyne and Wear Museums • Nicholas Hodgson, Ph.D., Tyne and Wear Museums • Graeme Stobbs, Tyne and Wear Museums. Roman Fort on Tyne, U.K.
Edwards, Mike, Freelance Entomologist Ecologist • Carl Clee, Liverpool Museum. Bumblebee Usage of Flower Margins on Farmland, U.K.
Riutta, Terhi, Ph.D., Environmental Change Institute • Elenore Slade, Ph.D., University of Oxford. Climate Change in Fragmented Forest, Wytham Woods, U.K..
Robinson, Kevin, Ph.D., Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit (CRRU) • Dolphins and Whales of the Moray Firth, U.K..
Stevick, Peter, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust • Nienke van Geel, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. Monitoring the Distribution and Abundance of Cetaceans in the Hebrides, Scotland.
Dunn, Charlotte, Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey • Diane Claridge, Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey. Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bahamian Marine Mammal Species and Habitats.
Rollino, John, Earth Tech Inc. • Thomas McGrath, Corning Community College • Garriett Smith, Ph.D., University of South Carolina at AIken. Long-term Study of Coral Bleaching on Reefs of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
Sullivan Sealey, Kathleen, Ph.D., University of Miami • Coastal Ecology of the Bahamas.
Buesching, Christina, Ph.D., WildCRU, Oxford University • Chris Newman, Ph.D., WildCRU, Oxford University. The Canadian Wildlife Project: Monitoring Change in Mammal Communities and Ecosystems, Canada.
Fishback, LeeAnn, Ph.D., Churchill Northern Studies Centre • W. Ben Cash, Ph.D., Maryville College. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Tundra Wetland Ecology, Canada.
Kershaw, Peter G., Ph.D., University of Alberta. Climate change at the Arctic’s edge. Manitoba, Canada.
Megill, William, Ph.D., University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • Lei Lani Stelle, Ph.D., University of Redlands; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • David Duffus Ph.D., University of Victoria. Grey Whales, Mysids, and the Migrations in the Cape Caution Ecosystem, Canada.
United States of America
Agenbroad, Larry D., Ph.D., Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD; Northern Arizona University. Excavations at the Hot Springs Mammoth Site, South Dakota, U.S.
Avery, Harold W., Ph.D., Drexel University • Walter F. Bien, Ph.D., Drexel University • James R. Spotila, Ph.D., Drexel University • Edward A. Standora, Ph.D., State University College at Buffalo, New York. Population Ecology of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at Barnegat Bay Estuary, New Jersey, U.S.
Bowne, David R., Ph.D., Franklin and Marshall College • Debra L. Wohl, Ph.D., Elizabethtown College. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Mapping Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Across a Landscape, U.S.
Burns, Catherine E., Ph.D., WildMetro. Protecting biodiversity in an increasingly urban world: An assessment of urban impacts on flora and fauna in and around New York City, U.S.
Cauffman, Gideon, Central Washington University; Yakama Nation • Steven Hackenberger, Central Washington University • Gregg Kiona, Yakama Nation • Randell Corpuz, Yakama Nation • David M. Woody, Yakama Nation. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Integrated Assessment and Conservation of Cultural Landscapes, Columbia River Basin, Washington, U.S.
Dyer, Lee, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Climate Change and Caterpillars, US.
Hall, L. Embere, Ph.D., Teton Science Schools • Dale J. Gentry, Ph.D., Teton Science Schools. Productivity and Survivorship of Songbird Populations of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U.S.
Horton, Benjamin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania • Candace Grand Pre, University of Pennsylvania • Simon Englehart, University of Pennsylvania. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Is Sea Level Rising? Coastal Delaware and New Jersey US.
Insley, Stephen, Ph.D.,Univeristy of California;University of Victoria • Karin Holser, St. George Island Institute • Bruce Robson, Community and Ecology Resources, Life-History and Age Structure of Northern Fur Seals on St. George Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, U.S.
Jenkins, Seán E., Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Amber Ruskell, Western Illinois University • James Lamer, Western Illinois University • Susan T. Meiers, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Ken McCravy, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Timothy Spier, Ph.D., Western Illinois University. • Roger Viadero, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Thomas Vogel, Western Illinois University. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Monitoring on the Mississippi, Upper Mississippi River, Illinois, US.
Kress, W. John, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History • Russell, George Rusty, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Plants and People: Extracting Ethnobotanical Data from Historic Specimens, District of Columbia, U.S.
Laumbach, Karl, Human Systems Research, Inc. • Dennis O’Toole, Ph.D., Cañada Alamosa Institute. Prehistoric Peoples of the Rio Alamosa, New Mexico, U.S.
Newmark, William, Ph.D., Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah • Eric Rickart, Ph.D., Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah. Large Mammal Movement in Western North America, Utah, U.S.
Parker, Geoffrey, Ph.D., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate, Maryland, U.S.
Russell, George Rusty, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Mapping Change in California’s Mountains, US.
Sussman, Aviva J., Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory; University of New Mexico • Abigail M. Sussman, National Forest Service • Emily Schultz-Fellenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Tectonics and Volcanism in the Northern Portion of the Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico, U.S.
Van Sommeran, Sean, Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. Elkhorn Slough Elasmobranch Project, California, U.S.
Young, Patrick A., Ph.D., Arizona State University. • Dr. Francis Timmes, Arizona State University • Dr. Wendy Lynn Taylor, Arizona State University • Nicole Staab, Arizona State University • Karen Knierman, Arizona State University. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Southwestern Earth and Skies Through Time, Arizona, U.S.
US Virgin Islands
Sikkel, Paul, Ph.D., Centre College • Donna Nemeth, Ph.D., University of the Virgin Islands. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Reef Fish of the Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands.
South and Central America
Britez, Ricardo Miranda, Ph.D., Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educação Ambiental. Interações entre o clima e distúrbios antropogênic, Brazil.
Donatelli, Reginaldo José, Ph.D., São Paulo State University (UNESP). Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Birds and Dynamic Habitat Mosaics in the Pantanal, Brazil.
Fischer, Erich, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) • Andréa Araujo, Ph.D., UFMS • Gustavo Graciolli, Ph.D., UFMS. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Bat Assemblage in the Rio Negro: Richness, Diversity, Food Sources, and Ectoparasites, Brazil.
Muanis, Manoel Comes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. • Miguel Rico Barrette, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Ecology and Conservation of Pantanal Otters, Brazil.
Silveira, Leandro, Ph.D., Jaguar Conservation Fund; Instituto Pró-Carnívoros • Anah Tereza de Almeida Jacomo, Ph.D., Jaguar Conservation Fund; Instituto Pró-Carnívoros • Mariana Malzoni Furtado, Jaguar Conservation Fund; University of Sao Paulo • Natália Mundim Torres, Jaguar Conservation Fund; Federal University of Goiás • Rahel Sollmann, Jaguar Conservation Fund; Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, University of Berlin. Tracking Brazil’s Elusive Jaguars.
Wang, Ellen, Earthwatch Institute; Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS); Wildlife Conservation Society • Mara Cintia Kiefer, Prof., Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro • Himmelstein, Jeffrey, William Paterson University. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Stevenson, Christopher, Ph.D., Virginia Department of Historic Resources • Sonia Haoa Cardinali, National Council of Monuments • Thegn Ladefoged, University of Auckland. Ecodynamics of Ancient Rapa Nui (Easter Isalnd) Agriculture, Chile.
Chandler, Mark, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute • John Banks, Ph.D., University of Washington • Sebastian Castro, Earthwatch Institute. Sustainable Coffee Farming Practices in Tarrazú, Costa Rica.
Paladino, Frank, Ph.D., Indiana-Purdue University • Harold Avery, Ph.D., Drexel University. Leatherback Turtle Nesting Ecology and Physiology, Costa Rica.
Peters, Valerie, University of Georgia. Protection of Ecological Services Through Shade Tree Diversity in Shade Grown Coffee, Costa Rica.
Rymer, Hazel, Ph.D., The Open University, UK • Glyn Williams-Jones,Ph.D.,Simon Fraser University •Mike Gillman, Ph.D.,The Open University, UK. Environmental Impact of Persistently Active Volcanoes, Costa Rica.
Peck, Mika, Ph.D., University of Sussex; Oxford Brookes University • Diego, Tirira, Murcielargo Blanco • Anita Diaz, Ph.D.,Bournemouth University • Ana Mariscal, National Herbarium of Ecuador • Tim Cane, University of Sussex • Dominic Kniveton, Ph.D., University of Sussex. Earthwatch SURVIVE Project: Climate Change, Canopies, and Charismatic Mammals, Ecuador.
Carranza Castañeda, Oscar, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México. Mexican Megafauna.
Koch, Volker, Ph.D., Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur • William Megill, Ph.D., University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., Ocean Revolution; California Academy of Science. Sea Turtle Ecology and Conservation, Baja, Mexico.
Bodmer, Richard, Ph.D., Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent; Wildlife Conservation Society. • Tula Fang, FundAmazonia • Pablo Puertas, Wildlife Conservation Society Peru Programme. Wildlife Conservation in the Amazon of Loreto, Peru.
Brightsmith, Donald, Ph.D., Texas A&M University • Alan Lee, Manchester Metropolitan University. Macaw Conservation in the Tambopata-Candamo Reserve Zone: Evaluation of Tourism Impacts and Population Management Techniques, Peru.
Nelson, Mark, Ph.D., Institute of Ecotechnics; Global Ecotechnics Corporation • Thrity Vakil, Tropic Ventures Education & Research Foundation • Molly Robertson, University of California, Santa Barbara. Rainforest Enrichment Project, Puerto Rico.
Trinidad and Tobago
Sammy, Dennis, Nature Seekers • Scott Eckert, Ph.D., Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST). Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation and Community-based Tourism, Trinidad, West Indies.