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Presented at the Bristol Conservation & Science Foundation 4th Annual Symposium December 2011 Abstract Seed dispersal is a pivotal ecological process, underpinning the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and having a significant impact on forest structure and dynamics. In the tropics, up to 90% of seeds are dispersed by fruit-eating animals, whose behaviour greatly influences seed distribution […]

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Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation Lisa Gould and Michelle Sauther (eds.), Springer, 2007 ISBN: 978-0-387-34585-7 (Hardback) £92.50   ‘May I announce to you that Madagascar is the naturalist’s promised land?’ wrote the botanist Philibert de Commerson in 1771. ‘Nature seems to have retreated there into a private sanctuary, where she could work on different models from […]

Published in the Journal of Tropical Ecology 2011 (volume 27, issue 5, pp 529-538). Abstract also published in Lemur News (Volume 16, 2011) and Primate Eye (No. 103, February 2011). View the study presented as a poster with images and data: varecia-seed-dispersal-poster_psgb-winter-2010_final_pdf.pdf .   Presentations Presented at the Primate Society of Great Britain Winter Meeting 2010, Bristol Conservation & Science Foundation 4th […]

Selection of contributed material   Why are orang-utans orange? The long, shaggy bright orange body hair of the orang-utan is immediately striking and unmistakable. Variation between individuals is great and may change with age, from bright orange in infants to auburn and deep burgundy in adults. But why is the ‘red ape’ so vividly coloured? […]

Selected double-page spreads from a total of 28 contributed. Others available upon request. Introducing Lemurs Aye-aye Night monkeys Titi monkeys Howler monkeys

View the article in its original format here.   Sarawak, land of mystery, legend, and remote upriver tribes. Paradise of lush rainforest and colossal bat-filled caves. Home to unique and bizarre wildlife including flying lemurs, bearcats, orang-utans and rat-eating plants. Center of heavy industry and powerhouse of Southeast Asia. Come again? This jarring image could […]

View the article in its original format here.     After the success of their Sahafina Forest project, Biodiversity Conservation Madagascar is now branching out to the tsingy forest of Beanka, a project set to launch in October this year. Biodiversity Conservation Madagascar (BCM) has been granted a 25-year lease on a 14,000-hectare area of […]

View the article in its original format here Political unrest adds to the problems facing Madagascar’s rich and varied wildlife. Madagascar’s unique but gravely threatened fauna, including rare chameleons, birds and lemurs, is in even greater danger due to political unrest spreading to reserves and national parks. Months of unrest led to a coup and […]

Published writing

A selection of my published work: Books Madagascar, (10th ed.), Bradt Travel Guides, 2011 (Contributor) Primates of the World, New Holland, 2008 (Major Contributor) Borneo, Bradt Travel Guides, 2008 (Contributing Editor) Articles published online News analysis, comment and features It’s Happening: 2016 is the year of climate disobedience (Red Pepper, June 2016) Heathrow13: Why I risked jail for my […]

I take a holistic approach to life and social change, spreading my time between: freelance journalism and editing // nature connection facilitation and outdoor education // grassroots activism // training people in skills for social change // woodland and water management // and creating art for social change. I organise with Reclaim the Power and Plane Stupid // I train, […]