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Carl Dick, Paul Webala and I outside Lirhanda Hill Cave, Kakamega Forest, Jan 2012

2012- JRS Biodiversity Foundation
Bats of Kenya: distribution, status, ecology and public health (coPI/PD, with Paul W. Webala as PI, David Waldien as co-PI), $90,095 (2012-2016)

 

Some of the caviomorph diversity under study in Nate Upham's doctoral studies
with the Committee on Evolutionary Biology

2011- National Science Foundation
DISSERTATION RESEARCH Fossils and phylogeny: investigating the timing of diversification in a diverse lineage of Neotropical rodents (Caviomorpha: Octodontoidea) (PI/PD, with Nathan S. Upham as co-PI), $15,000 DEB-1110805 (2011-2012).

2010- Grainger Foundation
An international symposium to initiate interdisciplinary collaborations with the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) (PI/PD, with Tajuddin Abdullah as co-PI), $10,000 (2010-2011).

2009-Field Museum/Council on Africa
Biodiversity surveys of mammals and their ectoparasites in protected areas of Kenya (PI, with Paul Webala as co-PI), $10,000 (2010-2011).

2009-
IDP Foundation, Inc./Field Museum African Training Fund
Habitat associations and predictive mapping of introduced Grévy's zebras in southeastern Kenya (as advisor, for grad student Alex Mwazo Gombe), $8,300 (2010).


2008- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of lions and biodiversity in Tsavo’s arid woodlands (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and A. Mwazo as co-PIs), $156,620 (Jan-Dec 2009).

No stone left unturned during bat fly fieldwork on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico in July 2008 and 2009,
under DEB-0640331/DEB-1003459 from the National Science Foundation

2007- National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology
Collaborative proposal: Phylogeny of the bat flies of the world - Insights into trends in host associations and ectoparasitism
(co-PI with Carl Dick; collaboration with Katharina Dittmar as PI/PD), FMNH portion $199,998 (2007-2010), DEB-0640331 and DEB-1003459.

2007- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of lions and biodiversity in Tsavo’s arid woodlands (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and A. Mwazo as co-PIs), $161,410 (Jan-Dec 2008).
 
2006- National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology
Digitization, conversion, and accessibility of The Field Museum’s bat fly collection (co-PI, with Carl Dick as PI/PD, and A. L. Newton and J. McCaffrey as co-PIs), $406,912 (2006-2009). DBI-0545051.

Carl Dick (right) with Oak Park-River Forest High School interns working on bat fly databases in July 2006,
supported by DBI-0545051 from the National Science Foundation.

2006- National Science Foundation, International Programs

2006- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of lions and biodiversity in Tsavo’s arid woodlands (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and A. Mwazo as co-PIs), $158,060 (Jan-Dec 2007).
 

Volunteers on team 2006-1 spot lions at a waterhole, supported by Earthwatch #5123 and Wildlife Works®.
 
2005- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of lions and biodiversity in Tsavo’s arid woodlands (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and A, Mwazo as co-PIs), $176,580 (Jan-Dec 2006).

2004- Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation (through Earthwatch-Europe)
Training in molecular genetics, natural history collections, and G.I.S. methodologies bearing on the ‘Lions of Tsavo’ project (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and R. W. Kays as co-PIs),  $5,970 (2004).

2004- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of maneless lions in arid rangelands of Kenya (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and R. W. Kays as co-PIs), $161,191 (Jan-Dec 2005).

2004- Vodafone Group Foundation (through Earthwatch-Europe, Communications Technology and Conservation)
GPS/GSM collars for improved science and volunteer participation in Tsavo Lion Research (PI/PD, with S.M. Kasiki and R. W. Kays as co-PIs), $11,353 (2005).

2003- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of maneless lions in arid rangelands of Kenya (PI, with R.W. Kays and S.M. Kasiki as co-PIs), $97,146 to $111,420 (Jan-Dec 2004).

2002- National Geographic Society
Manelessness in Tsavo lions as male pattern balding (co-PI, with R. W. Kays as PI/PD, and M. J. Thornton as 2nd co-PI), $25,205 (2002-2003).

2002- NatureServe
Mapping Neotropical mammal distributions, PI/PD, $6,997 (2002).

2002- National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology
Ectoparasites of Manu (PI/PD, with D. F. Stotz and W.J.O. Ballard as co-PIs), $23,450 (2002-2003) DEB-0219556; supplement to DEB-9870191.

 

Colleagues from San Marcos University en route to Aguas Calientes, Peru in Aug 1999,
with the support of National Science Foundation grant DEB-9870191.


2002- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of maneless lions in arid rangelands of Kenya (PI/PD, with R.W. Kays and S.M. Kasiki as co-PIs), $157,486 to $179,090 (Jan-Dec 2003).

2001- National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Infrastructure
Development of an integrated network for distributed databases of mammal specimen data (co-PI, with L.R. Heaney as PI/PD, P. Lowther and W.T. Stanley as co-PIs), $87,702 (2001-2003) DBI-0108161.

2001- Norwottock Charitable Trust
The impact of the civil war on the culture and environment in Sierra Leone, West Africa (co-PI, with C. M. Kusimba as PI/PD, and S. Ayodele, C. Oluyomi, J. Rooney as senior co-PIs), $50,000 (2001-2002).

2001- Earthwatch Institute
Behavior and ecology of maneless lions in arid rangelands of Kenya (PI/PD, with R.W. Kays and S.M. Kasiki as co-PIs), $115,200 to $131,400 (May-Dec 2002).

2000- Primate Society of Great Britain
The Ranomafana Fragments Project (co-PI, with A. Dehgan as PI/PD), $800 (1999-2000).

2000- Primate Conservation International
The Ranomafana Fragments Project (co-PI, with A. Dehgan as PI/PD), $1000 (1999-2000).

2000- Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation
The behavior of extinction: predicting biogeographic patterns of lemur responses to habitat fragmentation in S. E. Madagascar
(co-PI, with A. Dehgan as PI/PD), $10,000 (2000-2001).

2000- National Science Foundation, International Programs
The Ranomafana Fragments Project (PI/PD, with A. Dehgan as co-PI), $17,668 (2000-2001) INT-9912116.

2000- Chicago Zoological Society, Conservation and Research Committee
The Ranomafana Fragments Project (PI/PD, with A. Dehgan as co-PI), $5000 (2000-2001).
 
Grants received prior to 2000 are listed in my CV
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