A video abstract of our peer-reviewed publication "Exploring dispersal barriers using landscape genetic resistance modelling in scarlet macaws of the Peruvian Amazon" by George Olah, Annabel L. Smith, Gregory P. Asner, Donald J. Brightsmith, Robert G. Heinsohn, and Rod Peakall in Landscape Ecology doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0457-8
Full-text (view-only version) by SpringerNature: http://rdcu.be/mRx6
DOI link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10980-016-0457-8
We believe that video abstracts have a positive feedback on the citation of the research paper they are associated with. So we made our first video abstract about our publication in Biodiversity and Conservation. Watch the video below.
Meghan Gilbert interviewed me about our study published in Biodiversity and Conservation:
Known for their intelligence and extraordinary rock star-like appearances, parrots inhabit subtropical and tropical regions across the globe. They are one of the more well-known tropical bird species in the developed world, with appearances in popular culture ranging from their familiar role as a pirate’s talkative companion to colorful sports team mascots. These unique birds are valued for their beauty, companionship and intellectual abilities, making them a popular choice for household pets. However, their popularity comes with a great price...
We made a research expedition to Candamo, an intermontane valley in the Peruvian Amazon. Watch below our short video as the first recap of our trip.
John R. Platt covers the environment, wildlife, and technology and for TakePart, Scientific American, Audubon, and other publications. This time he interviewed one of my co-authors, Stuart Butchart (head of science for BirdLife International), from our recent study about extinction risk in parrots.
An interview with Prof. Rob Heinsohn about our paper published in Biodiversity and Conservation:
Australia has the world's highest diversity of parrots, but a new analysis by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) has found the nation's record in conserving these beautiful birds leaves much to be desired.
An ANU article about our study in Nature Conservation dealing with breeding success of macaws in the Peruvian Amazon.
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! It's World Cup season and the stakes could not be any higher for the countries still competing. Brasil 2014 has proven to be brutal with the humidity, the heat, and the competition. But, Brazil is not the only South American country to tout these exotic conditions. Peru, to Brazil’s west, is also thick with Amazon rainforest and all creatures tropical—including the macaw.
Elizabeth Devitt, from Mongabay interviewed me about my PhD research.
When a massive road project connected the ports of Brazil to the shipping docks of Peru in 2011, spanning the South American continent, conservationists predicted widespread impacts on wildlife living along the route that stretches almost 5,500 kilometers (about 3,400 miles). Roads are a well-documented source of habitat fragmentation, interfering with access to available habitat for many terrestrial and tree-dwelling species. However, it wasn’t clear whether or not birds are able to fly over these barriers. George Olah, a biologist from the Australian National University, set out to see if they can...
We have launched our crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the postproduction of a 26-minute documentary of macaw conservation research in the rainforest of Peru.