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Masters student, Ed Bashman, publishes in Animal Conservation!

EWB0312 (13)Former masters student Ed Bashman (email) has published his research in Animal Conservation, congratulations! Here is a short summary written  by Pam (co-author):

“Amphibian abundance, species richness and threatened species were assessed in cattle pasture, secondary forests (recovering forests) and primary forests in the Tropical Andes. Cattle pasture had the lowest values across all habitats. As secondary forests matured, they recovered to values typically found in primary forests. Also, a positive relationship between carbon stocks and amphibian species richness and abundance suggests that carbon-based funding initiatives can support the regrowth of forests and is likely to conserve threatened biodiversity in the Tropical Andes.” Photo credit: Ed Bashman