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Funding Year 2018


Project: 18/1 Behavioural response to juvenile distress calls as measure of parental care in crocodilians.
Student: Lydia Giddings (UK)

Institution(s):
University of Bristol
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/2 Population structure and genetics of Crocodylus moreletii in the Calakmul Eco-region, Campeche, Mexico.
Student: José António Lemos Barão Nóbrega (Portugal)

Institution(s):
University of Salford/Operation Wallacea
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/3 Using local ecological knowledge to assess the status and threats of the Critically Endangered Chinese alligator.
Student: Jonathan Rio (UK)

Institution(s):
Imperial College London
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/4 Molecular characterization of Caiman crocodilus fuscus in the Magdalena River (Prado and Purificación Municipalities) in Colombia.
Student: Diana Maria Diaz Moreno (Colombia)

Institution(s):
Universidad del Tolima
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/5
FHVS-SRAS
Establishing crocodilian genital differentiation: New approaches investigating hatchling Alligator mississippiensis sexual dimorphisms.
Student: Kathryn Wayne (USA)

Institution(s):
Sewanee: The University of the South
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/6 Population status and evaluation of nest temperatures of the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in a central coast lagoon in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Student: René Barragán Lara (Mexico)
Institution(s):
Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/7 Stable isotopes of wild Nile crocodiles as a trace for pollution in the upper Olifants River, South Africa.
Student: Albert Myburgh (South Africa)

Institution(s):
University of Pretoria
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/8 The bacterial and fungal bionomics of the Crocodylus niloticus egg in relation to the microstructure of the eggshell.
Student: Antoinette Lensink (South Africa)

Institution(s):
University of Pretoria and Exotic Leather Research Centre
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/9 Species delimitation of the Caiman crocodilus complex (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae): Towards an integrative taxonomic approach.
Student: Igor Joventino Roberto (Brazil)

Institution(s):
Universidade Federal do Amazonas
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/10 Population dynamics of Caiman latirostris: Development of a model for its conservation, incorporating possible scenarios of climate change and sustainable use.
Student: Evangelina del Valle Viotto (Argentina)
Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/11
FHVS-SRAS
Analysis of antibiotic sensitivity profiles in Escherichia coli isolates obtained from the cloacas of American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) captured in tilapia ponds in Canas Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Student: Veronica Arias Perez (Costa Rica)
Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/12 Population status of Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in the Usumacinta River basin.
Student: Carlos Flores Escalona (Mexico)
Institution(s):
University Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/13 Acoustic characterization of the alarm calls of Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in acoustically contrasting environments.
Student: Sofia Perez Cruz (Mexico)

Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/14 Population abundance of Crocodylus acutus and zoning of risk areas in Osumacinta, Chiapas, Mexico.
Student: Diego Pacheco Gordillo (Mexico)
Institution(s):
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/15 Population genetic ecology of Caiman latirostris and Caiman yacare: Variation and hybridization.
Student: Gualberto Pacheco Sierra (Mexico)

Institution(s):
Universidad Autonoma de Entre Rios and (CICYTTP) CONICET
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/16 Building an evidence base for Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) conservation in Nepal.
Student: Phoebe Griffith (UK)
Institution(s):
University of Oxford
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/17 Use of soy (Glycine max) to supplement feeds of Caiman latirostris for commercial purposes.
Student: Samuel Hilevski (Venezuela)

Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/18 Ecology, conservation and management of birds and crocodiles of the Ruzizi Plains, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Student: Alexis Bashonga Bishobibiri (DRC)

Institution(s):
University of Burundi
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/19 Developing adaptive conservation strategies for crocodile species under climate scenarios in Benin (West Africa).
Student: Ridwane Bio Oure (Benin)

Institution(s):
University of Parakou
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/20 Consumer's acceptance of an innovative crocodile meat product as a sustainable protein source.
Student: Nerike Uys (South Africa)

Institution(s):
University of Pretoria
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/21 Ecology and conservation of the Critically Endangered Philippine crocodile.
Student: Joseph Brown (USA)

Institution(s):
University of Oklahoma
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/22 Detection and identification of Trypanosoma sp. in wild Crocodylus acutus and Caiman crocodilus at Monumento Natural Isla Barro Colorado, Lago Gatún, Republic of Panama.
Student: Melciellyne Aguilar (Panama)
Institution(s):
University of Panama
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/23 Electroencephalogram (EEG) assessment of brain activity after electrical stunning in the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus).
Student: Kayla du Plooy (South Africa)

Institution(s):
University of Pretoria
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/24 Assessment of the Appendix-II listing of Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) in Guyana.
Student: Adonika Spellen (Guyana)
Institution(s):
International University of Andalucia
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/25 Evaluation of reproductive effort as a survival factor in Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii).
Student: Eréndrira Mejía Reyes (Mexico)

Institution(s):
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/26 Distribution of crocodile species in the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve in the Mono Delta of Benin.
 Student: Rigobert Akpamoli (Benin)

Institution(s):
University of Abomey-Calavi
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/27 Trophic ecology of the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in coastal marine environments at Coiba Island, Panama.
Student: Stephany del Rosario (Panama)

Institution(s):
National University of Panama
Status: Ongoing

Project: 18/-- The movement of calcium and phosphorus in the shell, shell membrane, yolk, albumen and embryo of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti) during incubation.
Student: Geoffrey Brown (South Africa)

Institution(s):
University of Pretoria
Status: Under review

Project: 18/-- The effects of population density, social context and phylogeny on crocodylian vocalizations.
Student: Todd Bollinger (USA)

Institution(s):
Texas Tech University
Status: Under review

Project: 18/-- Evaluating the risk of feeding chicken carcasses to farmed Nile crocodiles - focusing on bacterial decay and residues.
Student: Albert de Wet (South Africa)

Institution(s):
University of Pretoria
Status: Under review

Project: 18/-- Nesting ecology of Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) in Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, India.
Student: Gaurav Vashistha (India)

Institution(s):
University of Delhi
Status: Under review

Project: 18/-- Socio-ecological and institutional factors affecting the adoption and performance of Nile crocodile ranching in Kenya.
Student: Margaret Mosse (Kenya)

Institution(s):
Egerton University
Status: Under review

Project: 18/-- The effect of climate change, human population growth and land cover change on the distribution of crocodilians in West and Central Africa.
Student: Nina Smalbrugge (Netherlands)

Institution(s):
Wageningen University
Status: Under review

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