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Funding Term 2012-14

Project: 12/1 Home range and habitat use for Caiman latirostris (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae) in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Student: Thiago Costa Goncalves Portelinha (Argentina)

Institution(s):
University of Cordoba
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/2 Spatiotemporal dynamics of a Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) population in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Student: Victor Batista (Brazil)
 
Institution(s):
Universidade de Brasilia
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/3 Environmental perturbation impact on host-parasite dynamics of Alligator mississippiensis and its helminth parasites.
Student: Marisa Tellez (USA)
 
Institution(s):
University of California
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/4 Population state, space distribution and reproductive aspects of Paleosuchus trigonatus in the Kak'kada River, Venezuela.
Student: Carlos Valeris Chacin (Venezuela)
 
Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana
Status:

Completed (Final Report)


Project: 12/5 Movement of resident and relocated male caimans between protected and impacted habitats in Amazonia.
Student: Guiherme Freire (Brazil)
 
Institution(s):
Universidad Federal do Amazonas
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/6 Interaction between man and the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in the Great Tempisque Wetlands.
Student: Natalia Carrillo Rivera (Costa Rica)
 
Institution(s):
Instituto Internacional en Conservacion y
Manejo de Vida Silvestre,
Universidad Nacional
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/7 Use of space, isotopic fractionation and genetic characterization of Caiman latirostris in eucalypt landscape.
Student: Thiago Marques (Brazil)
 
Institution(s):
University of Sao Paulo
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/8 Population ecology of Crocodylus acutus (Cuvier 1807) in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Colombian Caribbean.
Student: Nidia Farfan Ardila (Colombia)
 
Institution(s):
Universidad Pedagogica y Technologica de
Colombia Sede Central Tunja-Boyaca
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/9 Conservation status of Caiman crocodilus and Melanosuchus niger in the Galvez River basin, Loreto, Peru.
Student: Dani Rivera (Peru)
 
Institution(s):
Instituto Internacional de Conservacion y
Manejo de Vida Silvestre
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/10 Living with Crocodiles for sustainable use and management of agro-pastoral dams in northern Benin.
Student: Gnanki Nathalie Kpera (Benin)
 
Institution(s):
University of Abomey Calavi
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 12/11 Agonistic behaviour in hatchling crocodilians.
Student: Matthew Brien (Australia)
 
Institution(s):
Charles Darwin University;
Wildlife Management International
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/1 Evaluation of chromosomal and micronucleus aberrations in Caiman latirostris embryos exposed to insecticides.
Student: Evelyn Cecilia Lopez Gonzalez (Argentina)
 
Institution(s):
Proyecto Yacare; Universidad Nacional del Litoral; Universidad de Buenos Aires
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/2 Abundance, demographic structure and relations with habitat for the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Coiba National Park, Panama.
Student: Betzaida Ivelisse Rivera Rivera (Panama)

Institution(s):
Universidad el Bosque
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/3 Diet, body condition and blood biochemistry of breeding female Caiman crocodilus in Central Amazonia.
Student: Jose Antonio Nobrega (Brazil)
 
Institution(s):
Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal);
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (Brazil)
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/4 Population ecology and reproduction of Crocodylus acutus (Cuvier 1807) in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Colombian Caribbean.
Student: David Alonso Vargas Ortego (Colombia)  
Institution(s):
Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/5 Ecology and conservation of the Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) in Zapata Swamp, Cuba.
Student: Roberto Ramos Taragona (Cuba)
 
Institution(s):
University of Alicante (Spain)
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/6 Nesting ecology of two populations of Crocodylus moreletii in South Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Student: Cesar Norberto Cedillo Leal (Mexico)
 
Institution(s):
Universidada Autonoma de Tamaulipas
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/7 Habitat availability and water quality effects on the prevalence of Crocodylus niloticus in Limpopo Province.
Student: Myfannwyn Gibson (South Africa)
 
Institution(s):
University of Witwatersrand
Status: Complete (Final Report)

Project: 13/8 Microclimate of Crocodylus acutus nests and its effect on incubation, sex ratio, survival and physical characteristics of hatchlings.
Student: Franklin Cuapio Chavarria (Mexico)
 
Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Status: Complete (Final Report)

Project: 13/9 Immune system as an indicator of toxicity of pesticides in Caiman latirostris.
Student: Maria Agustina Latorre (Argentina)
 
Institution(s):
Proyecto Yacare; Universidad Nacional del Litoral; Universidad de Buenos Aires
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/10
Habitat preference of Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) and conservation measures in the Narayani River of Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Student:
Shiva Raj Thanet (Nepal)  
 Institution(s): Tribhuvan University; Institute of Forestry
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 13/11
Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) nest temperatures at Melacca Swamp, Northern Territory of Australia, and the implications of climate change.
Student:
 Adrian Gurra (Australia)
 
 Institution(s):  Charles Darwin University
 Status:  Completed (Final Report)

Project: 14/1
Presence of Leptospirosis in Caiman latirostris populations.
Student:
Jazmin Bauso (Argentina)
 
 Institution(s): Proyecto Yacare/INER
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 14/2
Population study and investigation of human pressures and hunting of crocodilians in Tocantins, Brazil.
Student:
Andre Costa Pereira (Brazil)
 
 Institution(s): Universidade Federal do Tocantins
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 14/3
Nesting ecology of Caiman crocodilus in the Biosphere Reserve Crossroads, Mexico.
Student:
Giovany Gonzalez-Desales (Mexico)

 Institution(s): Universidad Autonimo del Estado de Mexico
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 14/4
Conserving American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in a Key Cuban Wetscape.
Student:
Natalia Alejandra Rossi (USA)

 Institution(s): Columbia University
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 14/5
Diversity, abundance, indigenous conservation measures and the link between human-crocodile issues and the environment in Burkina Faso.
Student:
Illassa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)

 Institution(s): University of Ouagadougou
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 14/6
Population status, distribution and habitat assessment for establishing aspects of management for babilla (Caiman crocodilus fuscus) in the Prado River Hydroelectric Dam in Tolima Department.
Student:
Cristina Mora (Colombia)

 Institution(s): Universidad de Tolima
 Status: Ongoing

  Project: 14/7
Variation in the diet of Caiman crocodilus chiapasius (Crocodylia:  Alligatoridae) in Encrucijada, Chiapas.
Student:
Gerardo Jesus Soria Ortiz (Mexico)
 
 Institution(s): Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

  Project: 14/8
Why are crocodiles unable to sustain embryonic development in utero?
Student:
Sean Williamson (Australia)
 
 Institution(s): Monash University
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

   Project: 14/9
Nile crocodile genetic diversity and population structure, within the Kunene and Kavango Rivers, Northern Namibia.
Student:
William Versfeld (South Africa)
 
 Institution(s): Stellenbosh University
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

 Project: 14/10
Assessing impacts of habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic expansion on the Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).
Student:
Luke Evans (UK)

 Institution(s): Cardiff University/Danau Girang Field Centre
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

 Project: 14/11
Hatching success and growth rate of hatchlings at Arba Minch Crocodile Ranch, Ethiopia.
Student:
Ehit Bekele (Ethiopia)

 Institution(s): Arba Minch University
 Status: Ongoing

 Project: 14/12
Genetic and phenotypic divergence of allopatric populations of Crocodylus acutus in Mexico.
Student:
Jose Avila Cervantes (Mexico)

 Institution(s): McGill University (Canada)
 Status: Preliminary Report

 Project: 14/13
Home range and habitat use of Caiman yacare and Melanosuchus niger in the Tacana Indigenous Territory, Bolivia.
Student:
Paola De la Quintana (Bolivia)  
 Institution(s): Universidad Mayor de San Andres
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

 Project: 14/14
Ethno-zoological relationships and population ecology of Crocodylus acutus and Caiman crocodilus fuscus in Alto Magdalena, Colombia.
Student:
Edna Paola Nino Mahecha (Colombia)
 Institution(s): Universidad El Bosque
 Status: Completed (Final Report)

 Project: 14/15
Identification of toxins in the tissue of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) on Jeckyll Island, Georgia, USA.
Student:
Gregory Skupien (USA)
 Institution(s): University of Georgia
 Status: Completed (Final Report)