Author Archives: Marion

Teaching & Training

As a group, we are leading on and contributing to several courses teaching at UG and PG level at Newcastle University. We supervise and offer projects on topics we research on and are happy to help you organise an international … Continue reading

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Updates from the team

(1) Visitors to the team: Daniel Da Silva is visiting from the Regional University of Blumenau in Brazil. He will work with us and colleagues from the wider research group (Modelling, Evidence and Policy) to do some complex system modelling … Continue reading

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Four UG students in Peru

Four group members (UG students at NU) recently ventured into the untouched forests of Peru Manu NP to look for jaguars with camera traps, analyse vegetation indicators of disturbance and measure spatial point patterns in fig tree species. Thank you … Continue reading

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Visiting Geography at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Early mornings are dreadful, no matter how often one practices the ‘set alarm at 3:50 am, get up, fall into clothes, fall into cab, try to hold a polite conversation with lovely taxi driver, join the queues at the security … Continue reading

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Laura won prestigious award

Our PhD student Laura won the prestigious National Geographic Early Career Grant to support her research on road impacts on amphibians and mammals in rainforests. Congratulations!

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From the field #South_Africa

Funded by the Royal Society, I was travelling to Southern Africa to do measure & map quality of crop and non-crop habitats. Yes, that’s right. I have started to venture beyond the forest/woodland/shrub/savannah edge and into that thing called matrix … Continue reading

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Alexander is still in Costa Rica

Alexander’s work on fungal infection prevalence among amphibians and how it varies (or not) with habitat type and condition is well under way. He has been tracking through remote forests and wetlands in Costa Rica taking skin swabs from tiny … Continue reading

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Royal Society funds pilot project in Mozambique

We have received brilliant news. The Royal Society awarded us a grant of 11,805 GBP, which allowed us to buy essential equipment (including a thermal imaging camera, a full-frame digital camera with fish-eye lens and a NDVI camera) and to run a … Continue reading

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TROPS – TROPical landScapes

Research group currently being established by Dr Marion Pfeifer, lecturer at Newcastle University since 01/01/2016. We are part of the the Ecology and Conservation Group at the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University.    

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