Science Communication

We have been involved in various science communication projects. We make Video Abstracts of our own research and also help other scientists in collaboration with the PopSci Workshop.

The drumming cockatoo – 2017

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Tool assisted rhythmic drumming in palm cockatoos shares key elements of human instrumental music” in Science Advances (2017)
Researchers: R. Heinsohn, C. N. Zdenek, R. B. Cunningham, J. A. Endler, N. E. Langmore

The Palm Cockatoo – 2017

Cintia made a short film, which introduces the research and conservation activities for the elusive palm cockatoos in Cape York, Australia.
Researchers: Christina N. Zdenek and Robert Heinsohn from the Australian National University.

Macaw clay licks and genetics – 2017

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “The application of non-invasive genetic tagging reveals new insights into the clay lick use by macaws in the Peruvian Amazon” in Conservation Genetics (2017) doi:10.1007/s10592-017-0954-6​
Researchers: Olah G, Heinsohn RG, Brightsmith DJ, Peakall R

Landscape Genetics – 2016

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Exploring dispersal barriers using landscape genetic resistance modelling in scarlet macaws of the Peruvian Amazon” in Landscape Ecology (2016) doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0457-8
Researchers: George Olah, Annabel L. Smith, Gregory P. Asner, Donald J. Brightsmith, Robert G. Heinsohn, and Rod Peakall.

Status of Parrots – 2016

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Ecological and socio-economic factors affecting extinction risk in parrots” in Biodiversity and Conservation (2016) 25:205-223 doi:10.1007/s10531-015-1036-z
Researchers: Olah G, Butchart SHM, Symes A, Guzmán IM, Cunningham R, Brightsmith DJ, Heinsohn R

Article in Mongabay

Conservation Training in Sri Lanka – 2015

As a scientist, living in a biologically magnificent place has certain responsibilities. You want to protect it, understand its secrets, and to share it with others. That is why we created the International Training Program on Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife and Primate Conservation.

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