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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).


 
Grants received prior to 2005 are listed in my CV
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