African Conservation Expertise at Bard CEP

Professor Anton Seimon has recently joined Bard CEP’s faculty, teaching the core course in climate science. Seimon has a broad ranging set of research interests— from hurricane chasing to regular field work in the Peruvian Andes, looking at glacial retreat and water resources. He has also done a lot of work on African montane forest conservation in the context of climate change adaptation. Selected publications in the area of community-based conservation in the region include:

In prep.

Asefi-Najafabady, S., K. Vandecar, A. Seimon, P. Lawrence and D. Lawrence: Climate change, population and poverty: vulnerability and exposure to heat stress in East Africa. To be submitted to Climatic Change.

Book chapters

Seimon, A., J.C. Ingram and J.E.M. Watson, 2013: Climatology of the East African Great Lakes Region and potential impacts of climate change on its biodiversity and ecosystem services. In, I. Gordon (ed.) Conservation Strategy in the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, International Programs for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Chicago pp. 103-134

Seimon, A. and A.J. Plumptre, (2012): The Albertine Rift. In M. Cross, J. Hilty and C. Chester (Eds.), Conservation and climate disruption: Landscape science and practice in a changing climate. Island Press

Seimon, A. and G. Picton Phillipps (2012): Regional Climatology of the Albertine Rift. In, A. Plumptre (Ed.), Long-term changes in Africa’s Rift Valley, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Itoh, N., M. Nakamura, H. Ihobe, S. Uehara, K. Zamma, L. Pintea, A. Seimon and T. Nishida (2012): Long-term changes in the social and natural environments surrounding the chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains National Park. In, A. Plumptre (Ed.), Long-term changes in Africa’s Rift Valley, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chao, N, F. Mulindahabi, J. Easton, A.J. Plumptre, A. Seimon, A. Martin and R. Fimbel, (2012) Long Term Changes in a Montane Forest in a Region of High Human Population Density. In, A. Plumptre (Ed.), Long-term changes in Africa’s Rift Valley, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Hole, D.G., K.R. Young, A. Seimon, C. Gomez, D. Hoffmann, K. Schutze, S. Sanchez, D. Muchoney, H.R. Grau, E. Ramirez (2011): Adaptive management for biodiversity conservation under climate change – a tropical Andean perspective. In, Herzog, S.K., R. Martínez, P.M. Jørgensen & H. Tiessen (Eds.). Climate change effects on the biodiversity of the tropical Andes: an assessment of the status of scientific knowledge. Inter-American Institute of Global Change Research (IAI) and Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), São José dos Campos and Paris

Studies and technical reports

Byers, B.A., K. Miller, J. Buff, L.A. Caballero, R.M. Escolan, O.O. Rivera, A. Seimon and D.P. Vasquez, 2014: Vulnerability and Resilience to Climate Change in Southern Honduras. African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC), Tetra Tech Inc. and United States Agency for International Development, Arlington VA. 67 pp.

Ayebare, S., Ponce-Reyes, R., Segan, D.B., Watson, J.E.M., Possingham, H.P., Seimon, A., and Plumptre, A.J.  2013: Identifying climate resilient corridors for conservation in the Albertine Rift. WCS Whitepaper Report. 59 pp.

Seimon, A., 2012: Climatology and Potential Climate Change Impacts of the Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda. WCS White paper report, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, USA, 44 pp.

Seimon, A. and G. Picton Phillipps, 2010: Climatology of the Mountain Gorilla’s Domain. In N. Belfiore (Ed.), The Implications of Global Climate Change for Mountain Gorilla Conservation. African Wildlife Foundation, International Gorilla Conservation Programme and EcoAdapt.

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