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Project Leaders

Hector M. Guzman, Ph.D.
STRI staff scientist and Darwin Initiative Project Co-Leader. (Panama)

James M. Mair, Ph.D.
HWU Course Director and Darwin Initiative Project Leader (Scotland)

Fellows

  • Beatriz Medina, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2004)
  • Inez Campbell, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2005)
  • Jose Miguel Guevara, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2005)

Short-Term Fellows

  • Ivania Ceron, Ph.D. – University of Puerto Rico (Colombian)
  • Cristina Ordóñez, B.Sc. – Caribbean Conservation Corporation (Mexican)
  • Juan J. Capella, B.Sc. – Fundación Yubarta (Chilean)
  • Roberto Cipriani, Ph.D. – Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuelan)
  • Lenin Oviedo, M.Sc. – Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (Venezuelan)

Networking Partners/Guest Researchers

  • Daisi Merino, M.Sc. – Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Former Darwin Fellow (1997-2000)
  • Maria Fernanda Arroy, M.Sc. – Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Former Darwin Fellow (1997-2000)
  • Anthony Mitchell, M.Sc. – Coralina, San Andres, Colombia
    Former Darwin Fellow (1998-2001) and Darwin Scholar (2003-2004)
  • Jeffrey Sibaja, M.Sc. – University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Rita Vargas, M.Sc. – University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica.

Associates Researchers

  • Susan Chambers, Ph.D.
    National Museums of Scotland
  • Jimmy Young, Ph.D.
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • Carlos Guevara, B.Sc.
    University of Panama

Ph.D. Students

  • Lina Barrios, Ph.D. , Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2007)
  • Sarah Benfield, Ph.D. , Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2005)
  • Julio Agujetas, M.Sc. – University of Wales, Bangor (2005)
    Ph.D. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2006-2009)

MSc Students

  • Sarah Harper, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2008)
  • Ruth Scott, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2008)
  • Martha Ntinda, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2007)
  • Maya King, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2007)
  • Emma Kennedy, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2007)
  • Catherine Nisbet, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2007)
  • Antonin Guilbert, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2007)
  • Andrea Gear, M.Sc. – University College London, London (2007)
  • Sam Neal, M.Sc. – University College London, London (2007)
  • Tania Betts, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2006)
  • Marie Goarin, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2006)
  • Thomas McGowan, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2006)
  • Laura Bush, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2006)
  • David Usan, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2006)
  • Karen Greaney, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2005)
  • Orea Anderson, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2005)
  • Laura Baxter, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. (2005)
    Laura Baxter’s MRDP Dissertation was awarded the SUT FUGRO-GEOS award for the best UK Postgraduate MSc dissertation in applied science in 2005.
  • Jade Berman, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2004)
  • Takis Gardelis, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2004)
  • Gregor McNiven, M.Sc. – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2003)