Staff Scientist/Principal Scientist

Patrick Jansen

Staff Scientist, Leader of ForestGEO Vertebrate Program


Patrick coordinates the ForestGEO Vertebrate Program, which aims to stimulate and facilitate research on vertebrates and their interactions with trees in the ForestGEO forest research sites. This begins with simply determining what vertebrate species are present at each forest plot, their abundance, and how their abundances change over time. Patrick coordinates the implementation of the ForestGEO and TEAM partnership. TEAM aims to monitor long-term trends in biodiversity in tropical forests and currently monitors climate, tree growth and dynamics, and terrestrial vertebrates. TEAM monitors terrestrial vertebrate communities through annual large-scale camera trapping. Most sites include a gradient of hunting, fragmentation, and/or elevation.

You can also find the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Bio for Patrick here.

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