Wendy Whitmore visited the Department yesterday, to hear how the Trust Fund set up in her husband's memory (the Tim Whitmore Zoology Fund) has been supporting the work of graduate students in our Conservation Science and Aquatic Ecology Groups.
Recent recipients of funding gave presentations about their research (pictured, from left):
Veronica Zamora Guttierez: Estimating the effects of land use, climate change and protected areas on the conservation of bats.
Sarah Luke: Diversity and function of stream macroinvertebrate assemblages in tropical forest and oil palm ecosystems in Sabah, Malaysia: Effects of habitat conversion and strategies for conservation.
David Williams: Optimising the trade-offs between food production, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Neotropics.
Andrew Bladon: Direct and indirect influences of climate on species’ range boundaries – how are the restricted ranges of the Ethiopian Bush-crow and the White-tailed Swallow influenced by climate?