How does biodiversity respond to different levels of hunting and anthropogenic disturbances?

My work focuses on the ecology and distribution of Annamite endemic species, with the ultimate goal of using this information to guide conservation efforts. My teams and I conducted landscape-scale systematic camera-trapping and leech surveys across five areas in the central Annamites landscape: Bach Ma National Park, the Hue and Quang Nam Saola Nature Reserves, Xe Sap National Protected Area, and the Palé region. My first PhD chapter is on the ecology and conservation of the little-known and threatened Annamite striped rabbit Nesolagus timminsi. In addition to applied ecological work, I am also interested in the drivers and effects of defaunation in tropical rainforests, using the Annamites as a model system.

Andrew R Tilker