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Project The Galapagos Challenge, Anthropology, Stanford

Principal Investigator:

Research on the relationship between evolution and conservation, including both the evolutionary emergence of biodiversity in Galapagos and its vulnerability, and the evolution of social institutions to regulate human behavior for conservation.

Location

Galapagos Islands

Project Anthropogenic impact on species interactions in tropical and temperate ecosystems, Stanford University

Principal Investigator:

This is a multi-faceted project aimed at understanding how drivers of global environmental change (deforestation, animal over-exploitation [defaunation], invasive species, and the interaction among drivers of global change affect the ecological interactions between species and how this, in turn, threatens ecosystem services.

Location

Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, the Channel Islands (Central Pacific)

Project Effects of biological enrichment on biodiversity and disease risk in oil palm plantations, Stanford University (Woods Institute)

Principal Investigator:

We are experimentally testing the effects of diversification (plant species enrichment) on the control of disease and productivity of oil palms, as well as on zoonotic disease risks in humans, as part of a larger project (INOGO) that attempts to combine biodiversity conservation with human wellbeing.

Location

OSa Peninsula and Golfito Canton in Costa Rica

Collaborators

  • Willliam Durham, Professor, Stanford University

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