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Mitigating the environmental impact of oil and gas extraction in the Peruvian Amazon

Mitigating the environmental impact of oil and gas extraction in the Peruvian Amazon

The Western Amazon is a vast stretch of tropical rainforest, teeming with life found nowhere else in the world. At the confluence of four countries, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil, it has some of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet. Unfortunately, the area is also rich in oil and gas. And where conservationists [...]

By May 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Andean birds are now at higher elevations than 40 years ago

Andean birds are now at higher elevations than 40 years ago

A recent paper published by members of The Pimm Group confirms that wildlife is being affected by increasing global temperatures. Forty years ago, ornithologist John Terborgh collected data on various bird species along an altitudinal gradient on a tropical mountain, Cerros del Sira, in Peru. In 2010, Pimm’s team returned to the same location and recorded [...]

By December 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Flying Blind

Flying Blind

S. R. Loarie, L. N. Joppa, S. L. Pimm, Satellites miss environmental priorities, Trends Ecol. Evol. (2007) See a gallery of images here The Pimm group reports that our ability to monitor the earth from space may be unraveling in an article published online in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Satellites are an increasingly important [...]

By November 13, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Making resettlement work: The case of India’s Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Making resettlement work: The case of India’s Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Krithi K. Karanth (2007), Biological Conservation, Issue 139, III-IV The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is located in India’s Western Ghats mountain range. The sanctuary contains some of India’s most celebrated and endangered wildlife, including the Bengal Tiger and Asian Elephant. Other mammals include the Guar, Sambar, Slender Loris, Chital, and Leopard. In addition to containing some [...]

By November 9, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Defining conservation priorities in a global biodiversity hotspot

Defining conservation priorities in a global biodiversity hotspot

A contribution from Stuart and me toward one of the first Brazilian conservation biology textbooks. This is the English version but our colleagues graciously translated it into Portuguese for the published book. Jenkins, C.N and S.L. Pimm. (2006). Defining conservation priorities in a global biodiversity hotspot. Chapter in Biologia da Conservação. (in English & Portuguese) [...]

By November 9, 2006 0 Comments Read More →
Refining biodiversity conservation priorities

Refining biodiversity conservation priorities

Harris, G.M., C.N. Jenkins & S.L. Pimm. 2005. Refining biodiversity conservation priorities. Conservation Biology 19:1957-1968. (PDF – Download it here)

By November 9, 2005 0 Comments Read More →
Land cover mapping of Greater Mesoamerica using MODIS data

Land cover mapping of Greater Mesoamerica using MODIS data

The first in a series of studies resulting from a collaboration between Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey. Our new land cover map for MesoAmerica is part of an effort to better understand the landscape and conservation status of North America. Giri, C. & C. Jenkins. 2005. Land cover mapping of Greater Mesoamerica using [...]

By November 8, 2005 0 Comments Read More →
Sustaining the Variety of Life

Sustaining the Variety of Life

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By October 10, 2005 0 Comments Read More →
Expedition Diary: Inside a Rain Forest Quest

Expedition Diary: Inside a Rain Forest Quest

Stuart Pimm for National Geographic News March 5, 2004 Can a new high-tech tool predict extinction-prone areas? Back from Brazil, biologist Stuart Pimm recounts the unpredictable Brazilian bird quest that put the tool to the test—and reveals what it’s really like on a National Geographic research expedition. The rain forest in Rio’s backyard originally covered [...]

How Big is the Global Weed Patch

How Big is the Global Weed Patch

Where do you usually find “weeds,” those species that are a nuisance and you wonder why they are everywhere? Well, most are in the ecosystems that humanity has radically changed, and thus made into a weed patch. Places like the world’s forests that we cut down for agriculture or grazing, or the Midwestern United States [...]

By November 16, 2003 1 Comments Read More →