Originally posted on Research & Collections:
by Brian O’Shea
I am currently in Suriname working with two Masters’ students conducting research on bird and mammal diversity in selectively-logged forests. I’ve done much bird survey work here over the past several years, and I come back as often as I can — Suriname is truly a gem, with more than 80% of its territory still covered by forest. Serano Ramcharan and Gisèle Nederbiel are looking at how bird and mammal diversity is affected by different timber harvesting strategies in a forestry concession area.