Several of the Ipassa alumni met up in Durham recently! Pictured, left to right, are Cooper Rachel and Walt Rosin (Walt came into the picture after Ipassa, but he could be a future inductee)! Next to the Rosin family are Ruby Harrison, Michael Belovitch, Brandon Hayes, and Kendall Beals -- the founders of the Ipassa project.
See articles on our recent study, led by Dr. Sally Koerner, that documents declines in biodiversity across a gradient of hunting and human activity in northern Gabon. The work has been featured in both Science Daily (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108115748.htm) and EurekAlert (https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/du-bhd110716.php)
Check out the recent article in Mongabey (https://news.mongabay.com/2016/11/hunting-stymies-rainforest-regrowth-says-a-new-study/) as a result of Cooper's recent publication in Forest Ecology and Management!
See an interesting NPR article on bushmeat and food security that mentions our work here: www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/10/27/499429139/theres-another-side-to-bush-meat-that-doesnt-get-much-attention.
Partners & Links
Gabon Parks Agency
Gabon Parks Blog
Gabon Space Observatory
Nicholas School of the Environment
I am an Assistant Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. My research focuses on tropical forest plants and animals and their conservation and management.