From Bats to Boas and Back: The Flora and Fauna on the northeast coast, Costa Rica, Cano Palma Biological Station
Monday, January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
From Bats to Boas and Back:
The Flora and Fauna on the northeast coast, Costa Rica, Cano Palma Biological Station
Date: January 22, 2018, 7:30 pm
The Presentation: Lying in the middle of the Costa Rican rain forest, Cano Palma Biological Station has been a draw for North American and International Researchers, citizen scientists, and nature lovers since it’s inception in 1991. This small dynamic biological station began to collect long term baseline data on various taxon starting in the early 2000s. Since then, the station has used simple but effective data collection methods to study mammals, birds, flora, reptiles, and even marine turtles! Training of budding biologists and citizen scientists has aided in this important work, allowing delivery of sound baseline knowledge to the local and national environmental offices in Costa Rica. This information assists in the creation of informed management plans and their work has been widely disseminated. Come out and hear the fascinating history of Cano Palma, the work they do, and get a little taste of what it’s like to live and work in the jungle!
The Presenter: Dr. Kymberley Snarr is an Environmental Anthropologist whose overarching work has revolved around sustainability issues through the examination of the interface between non-human primates, human primates, and the forests both inhabit. She has a broad understanding of current global environmental challenges from both an anthropological and environmental perspective, and applies these perspectives to both her teaching and research formerly at the University of Toronto, Centre for Environment, and now with Laurentian University. She has worked with Cano Palma Biological Station for the past decade mainly as the Director of Conservation and Research, and is the current Chair of the organization which owns and manages the station, Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation, COTERC. For more information see http://www.coterc.org/