Human Ecology: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-020-00153-5 In the Dhofar Mountains of Oman stakeholders are concerned about the social and ecological sustainability of pastoralism. In this study we used interviews with pastoralists to examine […]
A fascinating, freely available new film follows a dedicated team of local and international researchers as they study dwindling rainforest fragments in remote northern Madagascar. It showcases the team’s struggles […]
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of […]
With a short break in my study deadlines, I have finally got round to doing something I have been meaning to do since 2008; mapping my adventure through Madagascar. So […]
During the winters of 2012 and 2013 I spent a total of 10 weeks exploring a vast wadi system in the Dhofar Province of Oman; known as Wadi Sayq. The […]
“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within […]
One can spend days on expedition hoping to see a rare bird species or searching for that elusive mammal only to get a brief glimpse before it flies, hops or […]
Applied Vegetation Science: https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12493 Questions It is frequently reported that overstocking of camels, cattle and goats is degrading the Anogeissus cloud forest, which is endemic to a 200‐km stretch of coastal mountains […]
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.151 In the central South Arabian mountains of Yemen and Oman, monsoon fog interception by the endemic cloud forest is essential for ecosystem functions […]
The sheer amount of time, money and human effort that is injected into organising, conducting and reporting a scientific expedition is hardly imaginable. The whole process, from its inception […]
When I was 18 years old I went on my first expedition to the jungles of Madagascar. One of my new-found jungle friends was another 18 year old lad called […]
The socio-ecological dynamics of overgrazing in the Dhofar Mountains of Oman Supervisors: Joseph Tzanopoulos (University of Kent), Douglas Macmillan (University of Kent) and Jonathan Mitchley (University of Reading). background Despite […]
Expedition Angano is a scientific expedition bound for Madagascar which aims to improve our understanding of species communities at forest edges and to help prioritize forest areas for future conservation efforts. The involvement of local Malagasy citizens and university students will help to build local capacity for conservation.
For even the most indulgent wildlife enthusiasts remembering the diversity of life, and its species components, is often difficult. It is definitely a case of when more information goes in […]
Last summer I took a few snaps of the wildlife I saw in and around Cirali and Cappadocia whilst on a family holiday in Turkey.