Funding Year 2019

Project: 19/1 Monitoring of crocodile populations in the Benin W Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (RBTW/B).
Student: Orphee Ganaba (Benin)
Institution(s): University of Parakou
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/2 Population status, distribution pattern and conservation threats of Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) in the Karnali River, Bardia National Park, Nepal.
Student: Bikram Singh (Nepal)
Institution(s): University of Florida
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/3 Xenobiotic Estradiol-17ß and the microbial gut communities of juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).
Student: Kaitlyn Murphy (USA)
Institution(s): Auburn University
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/4 FHVS-SRAS Indicators of physiological stress in Crocodylus moreletii in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Student: Ana Calderon (Mexico)
Institution(s): El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/5 Assessing patterns of heavy metal accumulation in Crocodylus moreletii and Crocodylus acutus sub-populations in Belize.
Student: Felix Thirion (Belgium)
Institution(s): Vrije University
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/6 Study of scales patterns of C. acutus and C. moreletii in southeast Mexico..
Student: Terry Mougnard (France)
Institution(s): La Reunion University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/7 Communal nesting behaviour by Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Student: Siddhartha Regmi (Nepal)
Institution(s): Tribhuvan University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/8 Phylogeny of Caiman latirostris - from history to conservation.
Student: Iago Silva Ornellas (Brazil)
Institution(s): Federal University of Espirito Sancto
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/9 Study of the reproductive effort of female Crocodylus acutus in Banco Atoll, southeast Mexico.
Student: David Ichbia (France)
Institution(s): University of Paris-Saclay
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/10 Developing molecular markers to assess sex ratios in hatchling alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in conservation applications.
Student: Samantha Bock (USA)
Institution(s): University of Georgia
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/11 Influence of climatic variables and anthropization on nesting of the Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris).
Student: Sofia Evelyn Pierini (Argentina)
Institution(s): Universidad Nacional del Litoral/CONICET
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/12 Status, distribution and conservation threats of Gavialis gangeticus in the Narayani River of Chitwan National Park.
Student: Basu Dev Joshi (Nepal)
Institution(s): Tribhuvan University
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/13 Understanding reproductive profiles of Mugger crocodiles using non-invasive fecal hormone metabolite measurements within the human-dominated habitat of central Gujarat.
Student: Brinky Desai (India)
Institution(s): Ahmedabad University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/14 Evaluation of the translocation of Crocodylus moreletii at Yum Balam, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Student: Julio Guiterrez-Ramirez (Mexico)
Institution(s): El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/15 Caiman latirostris as an indicator of heavy metals present in environments with different levels of anthropization.
Student: Jazmin Bauso (Argentina)
Institution(s): National University of the Littoral; CONICET
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/16 Genetic characterization of populations of Crocodylus acutus in protected areas of Caribbean Colombia.
Student: Juan Moncada Jiminez (Colombia)
Institution(s): University of Ibague
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/17 Patterns of gene expression as bioindicators of exposure to pesticides in Caiman latirostris.
Student: Lucia Odetti (Argentina)
Institution(s): National University of the Littoral
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/18 Population ecology of the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and the Brown caiman (Caiman crocodilus fuscus) in Salamanca Island Road Park, Caribbean Colombia.
Student: Nicolas Ramirez Cardenas (Colombia)
Institution(s): University of Magdalena
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/19 Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) and its prey in the Emiliano Zapata region, Tabasco, Mexico.
Student: Andrea Escamilla Lopez (Mexico)
Institution(s): Instituto de Ecología Pesquería y Oceanografía del Golfo de México; Centro del Cambio Global y la Sustentabilidad en el Sureste
Status: Completed (Final Report)

Project: 19/20 Nile crocodiles and effectiveness of protected areas in East Africa.
Student: Line Skipper Jensen (Denmark)
Institution(s): Aarhus University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/21 Hybridization between the Morelet’s Crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii) and American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in Belize.
Student: Clare Wilkie (UK)
Institution(s): University of Bristol
Status: Ongoing

Project: 19/22
Isolation and identification of Salmonella species from juvenile Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) at Arba-Minch Crocodile Ranch, Arba-Minch, Ethiopia.
Student: Kasahun Delene (Ethiopia)
Institution(s): Addis Ababa University College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture
Status: Completed (Final Report)