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Funding Year 2010


Project: 10/1 Conservation of American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) with participation of indigenous Bari in the Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela.
Student: Junior Telesforo Larreal (Venezuela)
Institution(s): Universidad del Zulia
Status: Completed (final report)

Project: 10/2 Population structure of Crocodylus acutus in the wetland lower river basin of the Tempisque River, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Student: Andrés Jiménez Solera (Costa Rica)
Institution(s): Universidad Estatal a Distancia  
Status: Completed (final report)

Project: 10/3 Morphometric analysis of Antillean crocodiles.
Student: Jeremy Weaver (USA)
Institution(s): Texas Tech University 
Status: Ongoing

Project: 10/4 Population ecology and habitat selection of and inland alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) population at the edge of the distribution range.
Student: Joseph Lewis (USA)
Institution(s): Texas A&M University
Status: Completed (final report)

Project: 10/5 Enrichment of Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) diet with selenium and vitamin E - stress, growth and immune response.
Student: Guillermo Principe (Argentina)
Institution(s): Laboratorio de Zoología Aplicada: Anexo Vertebrados, La Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Status: Completed (final report)

Project: 10/6 Population genetics of the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Coiba Marine National Park, Panama.
Student: Ashish Bashyal (Panama)
Institution(s): Texas Tech University
Status: Completed (final report)

Project: 10/7 Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the immune response of Yacare Caiman (Caiman latirostris) hatchlings.
Student: Lucía Fernández (Argentina)
Institution(s): Laboratorio de Zoología Aplicada: Anexo Vertebrados, La Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Status: Complete (final report)

Project: 10/8 Evaluation of Trichinella predilection sites in relation to infection intensity in Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus)
Student: Louis La Grange (South Africa)
 
Institution(s):
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 10/9 Population monitoring of Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in the Amazon basin of Ecuador.
Student: Diego Ortiz (Ecuador)

Institution(s): Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Status: Complete (final report)

Project: 10/10 Isotopic turnover rates in tissues of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).
Student: Adam Rosenblatt (USA)
Institution(s): International University of Florida
Status: Complete (Final Report)

Project: 10/11 Population ecology and conservation of Osteolaemus tetraspis in Cameroon.
Student: Nicole Smolensky (USA)
Institution(s): Texas A&M University
Status: Complete (final report)

Project: 10/12 Non-invasive monitoring of glucocorticoid metabolites in captive Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus).
Student: Stefanie Münscher (South Africa)
Institution(s): University of Pretoria
Status: Ongoing (Final report)

Project: 10/13 Population ecology and behaviour of Caiman latirostris in Pirapitinga Ecological Station, southeastern Brazil.
Student: Luiza Passos (Brazil)
Institution(s): Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
Status: Complete (Final Report)