Kaplin Headed to Sweden to Speak; AUNE Contingent Also in Rwanda

Beth Kaplin, core faculty member in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies, will speak to the Department of Environmental Biology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, on  Thursday, April 25. The title of her talk is “African Primate Seed Dispersal, Protected Areas and Buffer Zones.”

Kaplin will also serve as the opponent on the doctoral committee of a University of Gothenburg student who is defending his dissertation.

After Sweden, Kaplin will go to Rwanda to work with AUNE’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation-funded project at the National University of Rwanda (NUR). Kaplin and other faculty and students from the Environmental Studies departmentJohn Lloyd, affiliate faculty; Kayla Cranston, adjunct faculty, and Apollinaire William, doctoral studentare organizing training in statistics, GIS, and social science research methods.

Kaplin will also work with AUNE’s chimpanzee habitat and buffer zone project in Nyungwe National Park, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The project is a collaboration between AUNE and Rwandan partners NUR and the Rwanda Development Board which manages the country’s national parks.