Prof. Margaret Kalacska and Mr. Oliver Lucanus (both McGill) discuss with Renee Manderville, Archisman Chaudhuri, and Philip Gooding their project, Fish and Forest. This interdisciplinary work uses data from historical aerial photography, satellite imagery, and new information captured by UAV and in-situ observations to investigate and document the historical changes in the habitat of threatened aquatic species. In so doing, it seeks to explain the link between the disappearance of highly endemic and specialized fishes and the loss of forest.
For more on their project, see: http://fishandforests.geog.mcgill.ca/
For more on Prof. Kalacska’s work, see: https://www.mcgill.ca/geography/people-0/kalacska
For related publications, see:
- P.N. Reinthal and M.L.J. Stiassny, ‘The freshwater fishes of Madagascar: A study of endangered fauna with recommendations for a conservation strategy,’ Conservation Biology, 5, 2 (1991): 231-243.
- Jonathan P. Bensted et al., ‘Conserving Madagascar’s freshwater biodiversity,’ Bioscience, 53, 11 (2003): 1101-1111.
This podcast was produced with the help of Renée Manderville, Archisman Chaudhuri, and Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill)