Center for Tropical Research
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IoES in the news and quotable.
The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Center for Tropical Research Director Tom Smith about the country’s conservation challenges and actions needed to protect the region’s natural resources.
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and Biotropica selected “Mating Behavior Drives Seed Dispersal by the Long-wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger” by Jordan Karubian, Renata Durães, Jenny Storey, & Thomas Smith for the honor.
When Tom Smith, Director of the UCLA Center for Tropical Research, first told me we were visiting the Dja Reserve, my thoughts fluctuated between tremendous anticipation and severe anxiety. On the one hand, I was excited to meet members of the Baka tribe, one of the oldest African tribes, and have them lead us on a long hike into the Dja. On the other hand, we were venturing into a wild place that was the birthplace of AIDS and home to numerous other tropical diseases.
Coverage of the new study by CTR Director Tom Smith and colleagues about using fieldwork and satellite data to predict animal behavior.
The Guardian published a letter to the editor from Center for Tropical Research Director Tom Smith about biodiversity loss resulting from this illegal practice.
The Center for Tropical Research released new findings that aim to figure out where the influenza virus will strike.
The Winter 2013 UCLA College Report featured a profile on the UCLA International Research and Training Center (IRTC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Professor Thomas B. Smith will head an international research project investigating the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Central Africa’s rainforests, under a $4.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
CTR researchers report on a study exploring cryptic diversity with Indian and Pacific Ocean Big Fin Reef Squids and workshops held focused on building the capacity to control animal-borne influenza in Cameroon and Egypt.
by Samantha Cheng, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of the
Environment and Sustainability, UCLA
By Kevin Njabo, Ph.D., Associate Director of Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA
Center for Tropical Research Director Tom Smith participated in a study currently appearing in the journal Nature on averting biodiversity collapse in protected tropical areas.
CTR Researcher Brenda Larison debuts on National Geographic’s Explorers Journal – Stories from the field.
Featuring William F. Laurance, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, James Cook University, Australia
Sierra Club profiled Center for Tropical Research graduate student Hilton Oyamaguchi—a panelist at the G2 Gallery’s Young Environmentalists Symposium held May 10th.
Researchers from the Institute’s Center for Tropical Research held a workshop on the bird flu virus for Egyptian researchers, vets, and ecologists.
A Center for Tropical Research study was featured in The National Science Foundation’s Award Highlights.
The Center for Tropical Research (CTR) is partnering with Global Green Carbon Corporation (GGC) on a major conservation project in Cameroon—a country in west Central Africa.
CTR researchers report on a study tracking migratory songbirds and field research on seed dispersal of a tropical tree in Ecuador