BIOFRAG datasets – March 2013

Map showing the distribution of datasets that will be available for analyses within the BIOFRAG project (status March 28th, 2013). Plots are shown as dots on a global world map. Green represents the evergreen to semi-deciduous broad-leaved forest cover (GLOBCOVER 2009). Advertisements

Sustainable Cocoa Production and Amphibia

CATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza), located in Costa Rica, is a regional centre for research, education and sustainable development. CATIE also has a long-standing interest in cocoa. Cocoa in Meosamerica, in particular. As part of their research into sustainable cocoa growing practices (headed by Dr Eduardo Somarriba), they have collated a tremendous…

Does the Puma care about forest conversion ?

How do large carnivores respond to changes in their natural habitat? In their recent study (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.12.045), Maria Victoria Lantschner and colleagues used camera traps in natural forests and forest plantations to study habitat use. They detected four large carnivore species. They also found that Geoffroy’s cat avoided forest plantations being restricted to natural continuous forests…