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Mountain biodiversity and the SDGs

Project updates

News 17.12.2021

International Congress for Conservation Biology - GMBA session on Conserving mountain biodiversity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

On December 17th 2021, R4D Post-Doc Graham Prescott led a session on "Conserving Mountain Biodiversity to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" at the 30th International Congress for Conservation Biology, where the work of the three R4D PhD student Biraj Adhikari (Nepal), Adili Bugingo (Tanzania), and Karina Mariaca (Bolivia) was presented.

Watch the session recording!

News 18.04.20120

Project movie availabe in Spanish

Our first project movie is now also available in Spanish. This work by high-school student Linus Neulinger presents the background of the project and its objectives and methods. Most of the footage was done during the project inception workshop in Bolivia, March 2019.

Watch the movie!

News 10.09.2019

Project movie online

Our first project movie is online. This work by high-school student Linus Neulinger presents the background of the project and its objectives and methods. Most of the footage was done during the project inception workshop in Bolivia, March 2019.

Watch the movie!

News 15.04.2019

New post-doc appointed

On April 15th Graham Prescott joined us as a post-doc on the project. Graham joined us after a post-doc at the National University of Singapore and a PhD on “Effects of land-use change, landscape configuration, and management practice on biodiversity in tropical agricultural landscapes” at the University of Cambridge. We welcome Graham and are looking forward to working with him. Graham will have the scientific lead on this project.

News 20.03.2019

Project kick-off workshop, Samaipata (Bolivia)

The proejct was officially started with a workshop hosted by the Bolivian team in Samaipata, Bolivia. Partners from Bolivia, Tanzania, and Switzerland met and discussed study designs, research questions, and challenges. Yet, and more importantly, they shared their excitment, enthusiasm, and commitment to this four year project. On the picture, from left to right: Graham Prescott (post-doc, Switzerland), Adili Bugingo (PhD, Tanzania), Halima Kilungu (senior scientist, Tanzania), Davnah Payne (project coordinator, Switzerland), Markus Fischer (principal investigator, Switzerland), Freddy Delgado (principal investigator, Bolivia), Pantaleo Munishi (principal investigator, Tanzania), Mark Snethlage (senior scientist, Switzerland), Karina Mariaca de Oliveira (PhD, Bolivia), Carlos Alberto Silvestre (senior scientist, Bolivia), Linus Neulinger (high-school student, videomaker). Missing are Mayra Delgado (project coordinator, Bolivia), Nakul Chettri (principal investigator, Nepal) & nepalese team.

News 12.12.2018

Post-doc position in Mountain biodiversity and the SDGs, University of Bern

We are recruiting a post-doc for our project! The position is at the interface between natural and social sciences and includes but is not limited to supervising PhD students, collecting and analyzing data, and coordinating activities within the consortium. Deadline: 14.01.2019.

GMBA Post-Doc (PDF, 126KB)