‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

Part of a team from the UK, Ireland, Thailand, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Taiwan which took part in a collaborative field survey in Cat Ba, Vietnam in 2007.

Recent Mammals

Over the years the Harrison Institute has conducted numerous projects, large and small, on aspects of Recent mammal taxonomy.  Most have been in the Old World tropics. Seven examples are included below. In addition, several valuable field surveys were made in the United States and Mexico with the support of the late Dr Kenneth Stager of the Los Angeles County Museum and in central America (Salvador) and South America (Paraguay) with the support of Nora Pendleton.

1: Integrating Myanmar (Burma) into Southeast Asia’s biodiversity network [more information]

2: Testing models that predict the distribution and ecological requirements of threatened bat species in Thailand [more information]

3: Impacts of wildlife harvesting on the recently described ‘living fossil’, Kha-nyou (Laonastes aenigmamus), an Endangered, endemic rodent from central Lao PDR [more information]

4: Biodiversity assessment of limestone karst dependent bats in Myanmar (Burma) [more information]

5: Bats of the Indian Subcontinent [more information]

6: The Mammals of Arabia [more information]

7: The mammals of eastern Africa [more information]