A video abstract summarising our research "Genetic evidence confirms severe extinction risk for critically endangered swift parrots: implications for conservation management" published in Animal Conservation.
Full paper: http://rdcu.be/Gh5J
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...
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.