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Vanessa Luna to join the Lab in August 2017

By | June 1st, 2017|conservation, ecology, graduate students, interdisciplinary, LAS, Peru, TCD|

A big welcome to Vanessa Luna Celino who will join the lab and become the newest "Gator" in August 2017.  Vanessa is supported by a competitive graduate assistantship from the Center for Latin American Studies and will be working towards the Master's of Latin American Studies degree (MALAS) with a specialization in Tropical Conservation [...]

Amazon Dams Network first RCN meeting coming soon in Flagstaff, Arizona

By | May 12th, 2017|Amazon, biodiversity, conservation, development, ecology, interdisciplinary, RCN, TCD|

Funded by NSF's Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems, the Amazon Dams Network will meet with partners from UF Geological Survey, Federal Universities of Tocantins and Rondonia in Brazil, Northern Arizona University, among others, in Flagstaff, Arizona from 14-18 May.  This first RCN workshop will promote cross-sectorial dialogue and learning across geographical borders, focusing on [...]

Hernan Alvarez joins other WCS Gators in Ecuador

By | September 22nd, 2016|conservation, Ecuador, graduate students, TCD|

Hernan Alvarez received his TCD graduate certificate and M. Sc. degree from Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at UF in the Loiselle lab in 2015.  Shortly after that he returned to Ecuador as the "Technician in Community-based and Participatory Management" at Wildlife Conservation Society program in Ecuador.  He uses his experiences working with indigenous communities and conservation [...]

Welcome to Diego Garcia

By | June 5th, 2016|birds, conservation, graduate students, Peru, TCD, WEC|

Diego will be joining the Gator Nation in August 2016 as he enters the PhD program in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Peru's National University in Piura. He studies the ecology and conservation of endemic birds in an important bird area in nw Peru.  Climate change, land use changes, and [...]

“In memory of our fallen women”

By | April 8th, 2016|graduate students, TCD, WEC|

A shout out to all of the Latino-Hispanic Organization of Graduate Students (LOGRAS) at UF who recently painted a mural on the famous 34th Street wall.  Diego Juarez from WEC is President of LOGRAS.  Farah Carrasco says "the initiative was born after the assassination of the environmental activist Bertha Caceres and the two Argentinean girls murdered [...]

Class crowdfunding projects are a success!

By | March 29th, 2016|conservation, development, graduate students, TCD, teaching|

Congratulations to our team of intrepid students that developed their first crowdfunding campaigns in our skills course: Fundraising for Conservation and Development Professionals.  5 projects raised a grand total of $6483 in 30 days with 221 donations.  To learn more - click here.

Farah Carrasco featured on UF Graduate School web site

By | March 11th, 2016|graduate students, Peru, research, TCD|

PhD student Farah Carrasco Rueda was featured on the front page of the University of Florida Graduate School web page (click here and look at "slider" pictures) as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week!!  Given the large number of graduate students on the University of Florida campus this is an honor indeed for Farah and [...]

TCD Crowd-funding Projects Go Live!

By | February 22nd, 2016|graduate students, TCD, teaching|

Environmental education, dholes, bears, sirens, and communities - these are the focus of 5 crowd-funding projects that are part of the TCD Fundraising Skills for Conservation and Development course.  Click here to learn more about the exciting work of these UF TCD students.  Not only are these students learning how to use social media for [...]

Wrapping up The Amazon seminar

By | December 14th, 2015|Amazon, Brazil, courses, Ecuador, graduate students, interdisciplinary, LAS, Peru, TCD, teaching|

I had the distinct privilege of co-teaching The Amazon seminar with Dr. Marianne Schmink in Fall 2015 - what a great experience!  Marianne has been teaching this foundation inter-disciplinary seminar since 1981 when she first taught the course with Drs. Charles Wagley and Chuck Wood.  This fall we had 16 fabulous students and several faculty [...]

Here we go…. Fall Semester 2015

By | August 23rd, 2015|graduate students, TCD, teaching, WEC|

Well, where did summer 2015 go?  The semester starts tomorrow and the lab is heading back from all kinds of places - Peruvian Amazon, Bolivian Andes, Peruvian Andes, Ecuador Amazon, among others.  We welcome new PhD student Michael Esbach who spent his summer in the Solomon Islands, and in western Amazonia (Ecuador).  Looking forward to [...]