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.
“We’re very confident that the origin of Covid-19 is in bats, said Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, a health nonprofit that tracks zoonotic spillover. “We just don’t know where exactly it originated — which bat species exactly. And we don’t know how many others there are out there that could emerge in the future.” Peter […]
Peter Daszak, senior research fellow at UCLA Center for Tropical Research and president of the EcoHealth Alliance is featured in a PBS Newshour special podcast on the coronavirus pandemic. Since the first U.S. case was reported in late January, the new coronavirus has turned our lives upside down. But how did we get here? And […]
by Taleen Ananian and Mike Fricano at UCLA Newsroom The impacts have spanned from health care to ecological preservation On days when Romeo Kamta has to go to his off-campus research station, it doesn’t mean getting in his car and hitting the Southern California freeways. Instead, it means hiking about 20 miles through dense rainforest to […]
The rainforests of the Congo Basin are one of the most important centers of biological diversity on the planet and ground zero for climate change. Traditional conservation approaches based solely on identifying regions of high species richness, endemism and level of threat will be insufficient for preserving biodiversity. New approaches that identify regions where evolutionary […]
Video from the Science Cafe in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Twenty years ago, the Center for Tropical Research was founded as a small research unit, dedicated to understanding the biotic processes that underlie and maintain the diversity of life in the tropics, and supporting conservation efforts to protect tropical species and habitats. That’s still the mission of CTR. What’s changed over the last two decades […]
A recent talk by CBI co-director, Thomas Smith, at the Luskin Conference Center highlights how CBI can revolutionize conservation and education in central Africa.