Status and effectiveness of wildlife conservation
In northern Tanzania we have established a systematic wildlife population monitoring scheme which -sometimes in combination with additional experiments- allows us to answer the following questions:
Key collaborators in this project are: Dr. J. Kioko & Dr. B. Kissui (The School for Field Studies), Dr. D. Lee & M. Bond (Wild Nature Institute), Jason Riggio (UC Davis), Dr. H. Prins (Wageningen University)
Funded by: The School For Field Studies, www.Experiment.com
Human-wildlife co-existence in agricultural landscapes
Where wildlife and humans co-exist, conflict over resources arises and may affect both human livelihoods and animal populations. This project is closely tied to the project "Status and effectiveness of wildlife conservation". To enable sustainable co-existence we work on:
In this project, I collaborate with multiple researchers, including Dr. H. König (Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung).
Funded by: The School For Field Studies, PAMS Foundation, GIZ
Mixed species herds in large East African Mammals
We are interested in the patterns and mechanisms of mixed species groups in large mammal communities of East Africa and analyse:
I collaborate with Prof. S. Krause (University of Applied Sciences Lübeck) and Diana Lakeland (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen).
Funded by: The School For Field Studies, Auslandsbafoeg
Patterns and consequences of human hunting strategies
Using a comaprative approach and combining GPS tracking of hunters, information on hunting success, interviews and spatial-explicit models of prey distribution we:
Funded by: The School For Field Studies, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Zoonotic disease ecology
Focussing on ectoparasites (mainly ticks and fleas) parasitizing mammals, we investigate:
I have collaborated with Dr. B. Krasnov (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) on ectoparasitism in small mammals and run field projects in Manyara Ranch.
Funded by: The School for Field Studies
Knowledge, attitudes & practices about zoonotic diseases
Focussing on the main zoonotic diseases of public health concern in Northern Tanzania (anthrax, bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, rabies), we focus on:
Funded by: The School For Field Studies