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View the article in its original format here Climate change may cause dramatic changes in ape behaviour resulting in a further restriction of their available habitat, according to new research published in the Journal of Biogeography. As temperatures rise, apes will have to spend more time resting to avoid overheating. With less time available for […]

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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 […]

Seeds of Doom

Published in Geographical magazine, August 2011. To view the article as it appeared in print: Seeds of Doom, Geographical magazine, August 2011 SEEDS OF DOOM Around the world, many plant species rely on specific animals to disperse their seeds away from the parent plant. But many of those animals are now facing extinction, raising fears […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]