Uganda, "the Pearl of Africa", hosts an incredible amount of biodiversity, as well as a student population eager and willing to preserve their natural heritage. Throughout the past several years, I have had the privilege to work with a number of students from Makerere University who are now pursuing their PhDs, including Waswa Sadic, MSc, and Cissy Akoth, MSc. These men and women are the rising leaders of natural history and conservation in East Africa. Together, we have worked to survey avian and small mammal diversity in a number of threatened ecosystems, including the Central and Northeastern regions of Morungole and Agoro-Agu, as well as the Western regions of Kibale and Kasyoha-Kitomi. Data obtained from these field surveys have led to the discovery of novel species, species range extensions, and numerous research projects. I continue to work in this region as part of the Bat Microbiome Project.
Lutz, H. L., Patterson, B. D., Kerbis, J. C., Webala, P. W., Stanley, W. T., Gnoske, T. P., Hackett, S. J., Stanhope, M. J. 2016. Diverse sampling of East African haemosporidians reveals chiropteran origin of malaria parasites in primates and rodents. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 99, 7-15. PubMed, PDF
Birds of Uganda
Other Vertebrates of Uganda
Sites I & II Kibale National Park, Mainaro & Ngogo, Uganda 2013 1200-1450m
Site III Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve, Lake Kamuzuku, Uganda 2013 1200-1330m