Funding Year 2021

Project: 21/1 Spatial ecology of the American crocodile in Tayrona Natural National Park:
A tool for conservation.
Student: Maria Pinzon Barrera (Colombia)
Institution(s): Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/2 Identifying the developmental basis of snout width and associated craniofacial
anomalies in crocodilians.
Student: Caleb Gordon (USA)
Institution(s): Yale University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/3 New approach for identifying pathologic bone in crocodilian species.
Student: Kyla Beguesse (USA)
Institution(s): North Carolina State University;
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/4 Assessing temperature and behaviour of farmed Nile crocodiles in southern Africa.
Student: Devon Veldsman (South Africa)
Institution(s): University of Pretoria
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/5 Population demographics of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) populations
in southern Africa.
Student: Albert Myburgh (South Africa)
Institution(s): University of KwaZulu-Natal;
University of Pretoria
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/6 Spatial ecology of crocodylia in Natural Tayrona National Park, Colombian Caribbean.
Student: Edison Liberato (Colombia)
Institution(s): University of Ibague
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/7 Integral analysis of environmental contamination and its impacts on Crocodylus moreletii
in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Student: Marisol Buenfil Rojas (Mexico)
Institution(s): Ehime University (Japan); Frontera Sur College (Mexico)
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/8 New methods of detection of Caiman latirostris through the use of deep learning.
Student: Gonzalo Pighin (Argentina)
Institution(s): Centro de Investigación Científica y de Transferencia Tecnológica a la
Producción  and Centro de Investigación en Señales, Sistemas e Inteligencia
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/9 Assessing population abundance and habitat occupancy of Mugger
(Crocodylus palustris) in the Rapti River, Nepal.
Student: Nishan KC (Nepal)

Institution(s): Tribhuvan University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/10 The state of crocodiles on the Kunene River, Namibia: Population dynamics
and socio-ecological interactions.
Student: Johannes Le Roux (Namibia)

Institution(s): University of Stellenbosch
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/11 From reproductive ecology to local ecological knowledge of a crocodilian,
the Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris).
Student: Rafael Barboza (Brazil)

Institution(s): Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/12 Which environmental attributes does the Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman
latirostris) select for nesting?
Student: Maryana Tavares de Souza (Brazil)

Institution(s): Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/13 Investigating winter habitat suitability of Gavialis gangeticus and human-crocodile conflict in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Student: Srijana Similsina (Nepal)
Institution(s): Tribhuvan University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/14 Human-Mugger crocodile conflict around the buffer zone of Chitwan National
Student: Sabina Shakya (Nepal) 
Institution(s): Tribhuvan University
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/15 Population genetics and dispersal modeling of crocodylians from Trinidad and
Student: Andrew Park (USA)   
Institution(s): Texas Tech University
Status: Ongoing
Project: 21/16 Identification and molecular characterization of the complement system of the
Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris).
Student: Trinidad de los Angeles Cordero (Argentina)
Institution(s): Universidad Nacional de Litoral
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/17 The crocodile conundrum of Charotar: Understanding crocodile behaviours and
their socioecological connections with humans.
Student: Yashendu Joshi (India)
Institution(s): National Centre for Biological Science
Status: Ongoing
Project: 21/18 Ecological aspects of Caiman crocodilus chiapasius in the Biosfera Encrucijada,
Chiapas, Mexico.
Student: Rodolfo Manon (Mexico)
Institution(s): Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
Status: Ongoing

Project: 21/19 Determination of microplastics in stomach contents of four populations of Morelet's
crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in Yucatan Peninsula.
Student: Alberto Castillo Contreras (Mexico)
Institution(s): Universidad Autónoma de Campeche
Status: Ongoing