center for tropical research july 2006 newsletter

Center for Tropical Research July 2006 Newsletter

Feature Articles

What drives song variation in tropical birds? A study across habitats and populations in Cameroon and Uganda
by Alex Kirschel, Graduate Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, UCLA

Field Report

Field training in the Tanzanian rainforest
by Jennifer Sun, Graduate Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA


Awards, Presentations, and Appointments

CTR graduate students Allison Alvarado, Jaime Chaves, and John McCormack received Lida Scott Brown Fellowships, Adam Freedman received a Quality of Graduate Education Fellowship, and Amy Rogers received a Vavra Fellowship for $6,000 each. Chaves and Ben Wang also received conference travel awards, and Wang received the 2006 Special Faculty Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Both Rogers and Wang were also awarded UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowships for $17,500. The CTR Lab received the Most Outstanding Laboratory Poster Presentation at the Ninth Annual Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Symposium at UCLA.


  • National Science Foundation

    Evaluating Potential Transmission Pathways of H5N1 by Domestic and Wild Birds in Central Africa

  • UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

    Avian Flu Surveillance Sampling of Migratory Passerine Birds in North America During the Spring/Summer of 2006

  • Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund

    Umbrellabird Conservation in the Chocó

  • Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

    Conservation Training and Education in the Ecuadorian Chocó

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