Working with the Congo Basin Institute and Peter Houlihan, the FieldKit team is deploying a series of stations in the Dja Faunal Reserve, one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa.
The July 2020 issue of the UCLA Magazine features the many partnerships developing between UCLA and Africa. Highlighted efforts include those by Tom Smith and Kevin Njabo through their work with the Congo Basin Institute.
This study reveals the composition of the tropical forests of Central Africa and their vulnerability to the increased pressure from climate change and human activity expected in the coming decades. Thanks to an exceptional dataset — an inventory of over 6 million trees across five countries — the researchers have produced the first continuous maps […]
Article excerpt from “Tech meets tradition for rainforest conservation project” NASA and UCLA use International Space Station to learn how animals disperse seeds in Congo Basin. If you happen to have a friend who lives on the other side of the planet, advances in satellite technology make it easy to stay connected. Satellite-based technology also […]
The Pangolin Conservation Guild of Nigeria held a virtual conference themed, “Towards Sustainable Pangolin Conservation in Nigeria,” to mark World Pangolin Day 2021. Attendees to the conference on February 20th included researchers, scientists, and other professionals working in the field of conservation working to protect this critically endangered species. Dr. Cristian Gruppi, a UCLA postdoctoral […]
Call for applications for the position of Project Assistant IITA Cameroon is looking for a Project Assistant for the Congo Basin Institute’s Ebony Project with solid problem-solving skills, ability to work well in a team environment, excellent oral and written communications skills, and the ability to work under minimal supervision. The Congo Basin Institute is […]
CBI’s Bouamir and Somalomo research field stations have been featured in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). “Located in the middle of the 526,000‐ha Dja Faunal Reserve in southern Cameroon, Bouamir is home to more than 100 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 2,000 plant species. Bouamir is one of very few […]
The world-renowned architecture, design, and planning firm Gensler has designed a sustainable campus concept for CBI’s Distance Learning Center being developed on the IITA campus in Cameroon. The resilient and “hyper-flexible” spaces designed for the project have been featured on Gensler’s website: “CBI is a research and education campus that focuses on finding solutions to […]
World War Zero, a coalition fighting the climate crisis, has featured an op-ed piece by CBI’s Founding Co-Executive Director, Tom Smith. The article discusses the effects of climate change on biodiversity in the Congo Basin. “Climate Week has just ended, and it’s important to remind ourselves that the future of the planet will depend on […]
The Pan African Medical Journal just published the article “Regional vulnerability for COVID-19 in Cameroon” in a special issue on COVID-19 in Africa. The authors Seth Judson, Kevin Njabo, and Judith Torimiro examine differences in vulnerability to COVID-19 among the ten administrative Regions and two major cities of Cameroon based on epidemiological risk factors and […]
A researcher visits CBI’s Bouamir Research Station in Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve and recounts her experiences in the latest issue of Travel Africa magazine. Read the entire article “Life in the great forest” in PDF form here. To learn more about CBI’s Bouamir Research Station, visit the Field Stations page. The PDF article “Life in […]
The latest UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s Global Health Program (GHP) newsletter features Tom Smith and his ongoing research on the connection between climate change and coronaviruses. The full article is presented below. September 2020 Global Health Program (GHP) Spotlight A UCLA biologist researches the connection between climate change and coronaviruses This month we […]