Thomas Smith and Kevin Njabo have contributed content and chapters on Megabiodiversity and the Congo Basin Institute in the new textbook, Central African Forests Forever, edited by Meindert Brouwer. Previously available online, full editions in both English and French are now available in hard copy.
Kevin Njabo was awarded the IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellow for 2017. This program was endowed by Jeanne and Tony Pritzker and each year outstanding instructors that are contributing to the IoES programs are nominated. Fellows are then selected by the IoES faculty “based on their level of expertise, scholarship, potential to contribute […]
This video showcases the work of Zacharie (Zac) Tchoundjeu through the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Cameroon and surrounding countries. His goal is to empower farmers in these regions to “cut the chain of poverty in rural Africa”.
The sustainable ebony project is managed by the Congo Basin Institute in Cameroon with support from Crelicam and funded through a personal donation from Mr Bob Taylor, the founder and owner of Taylor Guitars. The project is being implemented by CBI participants, the University of California Los Angeles, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture and […]
As part of Undergraduate Research Week, the UCLA Library will be presenting its Prize for Undergraduate Research awards. This prize honors excellence in undergraduate research as exemplified by the use of library resources and services. Research award ceremony and reception will be held on May 23, 2017 at 4pm in Powell Library. All are welcome to […]
DNA sequencing technologies have advanced in such a way that individual researchers and research teams can generate large genomic and transcriptomic datasets quickly and relatively inexpensively. This increased accessibility of genome-scale data has made significant contributions to conservation by revealing cryptic species, identifying at-risk populations, quantifying genetic variation and identifying signatures of selection. However, the […]
Dr. Tim Bonebrake’s work on trafficking of pangolins from the Congo Basin was featured recently by the BBC. Dr. Bonebrake and his colleagues at the University of Hong Kong—a CBI Participant—have been using a combination of scientific and social science approaches to better understand the how, when, and where of pangolin trafficking. Much of the […]
Kevin Njabo tells about the value and the state of the Congo Basin rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon, in this chapter of Central African Forests Forever.
The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) is currently leading a Global Ebony Assessment (GEA) which aims to assess and improve the conservation status of all Diospyros species worldwide. Among other objectives, GEA aims to complete red listing of the ebonies through a series of workshops and consultations with international timber organizations to assess the global exploitation […]
The National Science Foundation – Partners in International Research and Education (NSF-PIRE) grant is funding a summer field course that will take place during July 5 –27, 2017. Participating students will have their travel and in-country costs funded by the grant. Students will be required to pay a commitment fee, which will be refunded to […]