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Follow the reports from Ph.D. candidate Aimee Oxley, who will spend 15 months in western Uganda.  “I’ll follow the chimpanzees from when they get up in the morning until they nest in evening…,” comparing chimpanzees in forest fragments to those in protected forest.  “With a full understanding of both sides of the story – from humans to the forest-dependent species – I think we can create the most informed solutions for human-wildlife co-existence.”  Adventure awaits!

Return to Kasongoire: Forest Fragments Facing Uncertain Future

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Aimee Reports | Comments Off on Return to Kasongoire: Forest Fragments Facing Uncertain Future

Return to Kasongoire: Forest Fragments Facing Uncertain Future

Aimee Oxley is a doctoral candidate conducting field research in Uganda’s Budongo-Bugoma Corridor.  She is studying how chimpanzees in unprotected forest fragments react and adapt to forest loss and human disturbance.  She is monitoring the impact of human activities, such as logging, snare-setting, and crop-guarding, on chimpanzee behavior and habitat use, and will compare chimpanzees in protected forest (Budongo Forest Reserve) to those in nearby unprotected forests (at Kasongoire).  She recently arrived at her study site to begin data...

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Meeting Aimee

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Aimee Reports | Comments Off on Meeting Aimee

Meeting Aimee

The first installment from Ph.D. candidate Aimee Oxley who will spend 15 months in western Uganda.  “I’ll follow the chimpanzees from when they get up in the morning until they nest in evening…,” comparing chimpanzees in forest fragments to those in protected forest.  Adventure awaits.   My name is Aimee and I’m a PhD student at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. I’m going to be researching Ugandan chimpanzees in the unprotected forest fragments in Kasongoire, on the outskirts of Budongo Forest over the next 15...

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