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The publications produced by the Society for Environmental Exploration cover a wide range of conservation, biodiversity and development issues. Here you can download any of our publications, ranging from those created by our staff or research assistants working in the field, to those publications produced in collaboration with our in-country host partners which include local universities, government authorities and local and international NGOs.

 

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How land use affects primate distribution on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

This study attempts to determine to what extent differing land use types affect habitat fragmentation on the 4 primate spices; Mantled Howler monkey (Aldatta palliata) Geoffrey's Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) and The White faced Capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Recording of how frequently primates are sighted on different types of land will enable the study of any relationship between the two variables. The study will further investigate how habitat fragmentation is affecting the distribution of the primate population within the Osa Peninsula. Assessment using structured questionnaires will determine whether the presence of primates has any relationship with land use, by categorizing the frequency of sightings to evaluate the severity of fragmentation on the Osa Peninsula.
year(s) of publication : 2014
author(s): Lammiman, A.
countries: Costa Rica
regions(s): Osa Peninsula

The Study of Correlation between Local Bird and Butterfly Community in Nosy Be, Madagascar.

This paper thus provides insights on the spatial ecology between birds and butterflies in targeted areas in Nosy Be. Studies were done in several selected secondary and degraded forest sites in Nosy be, Madagascar. We evaluated the abundance and distribution of both birds and butterflies in response to each other as well as to the ecosystem structure. We also evaluated the effect of climatic variability to their abundance and thus attempt to draw the relationship between the local birds and butterflies and its habitual composition. There is a noticeable inverse relationship between bird abundance in regard to butterfly abundance in a local area. Higher bird numbers almost always correlate to lower butterfly numbers, and vice versa. This ecological pattern gives an insight to the food map between birds and butterflies in Nosy Be, Madagascar, which has not been mapped before. Also, the interconnection between these species and the local climate and habitat are also observed. High canopy cover at sites allows for higher bird numbers, as well as more bird biodiversity. This intimate network between birds, butterflies and their natural habitat indicates the importance in conservation of this ecosystem as a whole.
year(s) of publication : 2014
author(s): Lim, C.Y.Y
countries: Madagascar
regions(s): Nosy Be

Inca Project: Human-felid conflict in the Golfo Dulce Region

Human-felid conflict in the Golfo Dulce region of Costa Rica is present, but low. Human activity has changed the geographic region radically, causing severe habitat loss, deforestation, and fragmentation. There are many HFC strategies employed worldwide and social factors need to be considered more thoroughly. Improved links connecting felid populations is key to their conservation.
year(s) of publication : 2014
author(s): Thomas J
countries: Costa Rica
regions(s): Osa Peninsula

year(s) of publication : 2014
author(s): Williams, C
countries: Madagascar
regions(s): Nosy Be

Habituation of Black Lemurs (Eulemur Macaco Macaco) across different forest types.

This study analyzed the level of habituation of black lemurs across three different forest types; primary, secondary and degraded, in the Ambalahonko region of Nosy Be from October 2013 to January 2014.
year(s) of publication : 2014
author(s): Balchin, J.
countries: Madagascar
regions(s): Nosy Be

year(s) of publication : 2013
author(s): Peverley, M
countries: Madagascar
regions(s): Nosy Be

year(s) of publication : 2013
author(s): John, S
countries: Costa Rica
regions(s): Osa Peninsula