ASPIRE grant recipient Onella Mundi Nnandi Noukou conducting field research (Photo/CARN)

JRS Support Advances Field Work of Young African Scientists

In 2022 JRS signed an MOU with the Conservation Action Research Network (CARN) to support young African graduate students and early career professionals in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Uganda and São Tomé and Príncipe working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability.  JRS has since funded 35 researchers with small individual grants through CARN’s ASPIRE grant program.. The 2024 ASPIRE Grant RFP is Accepting Applications until June 15, 2024Read More about Eligibility or Apply

Field Collection for Assessment of Bats and Butterflies as Bioindicators of Rainforest Health in Ebo Forest Reserve, Littoral Region, Cameroon project. (photo/ Tataw Guilen-Noel Nghokapin)
Tataw Guilen-Noel Nghokapin Sampling Bats in the Field (photo/CARN)

Among the varied JRS-funded ASPIRE 2023 awardee research projects included:

  • Ecology and Spatial Modeling of ‘Prioria balsamifera’ (Vermoesen) Breteler in the Doume Communal Forest: an Endangered and High-priority Species for Conservation. Pany Noutanewo.
  • Updated Distribution and Impact of the Little Fire Ant ‘Wasmannia auropunctata’ on Flightless Soil Invertebrates in the S. Cameroon Rainforest. Lyne Carelle Fokam Payi.
  • Governance of Sacred Forests in the Western Region of Cameroon: Current State and Prospects for Sustainable Management. Jessica Cyntia Gansonkeng Zambou.
  • Implementation of Permanent Sampling Plots along an Elevational Gradient in the Albertine Rift under a Changing Environment. Isaac Ahanamungu Makelele
  • Conserving Soil Macro-Fauna for Soil Fertility Enhancement through Agroforestry: Case Study of Coffee-Based Agroforests in The West Region of Cameroon. Dr. Tsufac Azembouh Roshinus, Ph.D in Agroforestry and Valuation of Ecosystem Services, Coordinator of the African Food Security and Climate NGO (AFSACA)” in Dschang, West Region of Cameroon
  • Comparative Study of Freshwater Crustacean Populations in Lowland Ecosystems of the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve and in the highlands of the Maiko Protected Areas in Tshopo province (D.R. Congo): Implications for Biodiversity Conservation. Lofanga Bolukaoto André: Student, Department of Ecology and Animal Resource Management (EGRA), Faculty of Science, University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), D.R. Congo
  • Assessment of Bats and Butterflies as Bioindicators of Rainforest Health in Ebo Forest Reserve, Littoral Region, Cameroon. Tataw Guilen-Noel Nghokapin, PhD Student, University of Buea

Read more about the Conservation Action Research Network.