Toby Gardner

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Toby Gardner with recently
collected Scarabaeinae from
Monte Dourado, Brazilian Amazon.


I have always maintained a broad interest in many aspects of the science and practice conservation biology. This approach has given me the privilege of working on a diverse array of research projects; including amphibian population monitoring, Caribbean coral reef decline, the conservation of East African National Parks, and most recently a study of the biodiversity value of primary, secondary and plantation forests in the Brazilian Amazon. As part of a much larger project, I am focusing much of my efforts on understanding patterns of diversity, abundance and assemblage structure of Scarabaeinae beetles in our study area - a vast exploited landscape on the Jari River, northeastern Brazil. In particular, I am interested in understanding how these patterns can be explained by differences in habitat quality and distribution of other taxa, and landscape structure. I am also interested in the importance of sampling design and effort in the study of patterns of diversity.

  Toby Gardner
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ

TEL: 01603 591426 (direct line)
FAX: 01603 591327

Gardner, T. A. 2001. Amphibian population declines: a global issue in conservation biology. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 24.2:25-44.

Gardner, T. A., and E. B. Fitzherbert. 2001. Project Anuran: A multi-species monitoring project at the tropical lowland site of Las Cuevas, Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Belize. Herpetological Bulletin 78:7-15.

Gardner, T. A., I. M. Côté, J. A. Gill, A. Grant, and A. R. Watkinson. 2003. Long-term region wide declines in Caribbean coral reefs. Science 301:958-960.

Gardner, T. A., I. M. Côté, J. A. Gill, A. Grant, and A. R. Watkinson. 2003. Coral reef decline in the Caribbean: Response to Buddemeir and Ware. Science 302: 392-393.

Caro, T. M., A. Engilis, E. B. Fitzherbert, and T. A. Gardner. 2004. Preliminary assessment of the flagship species concept at a small scale. Animal Conservation. 7: 1-8

Gardner, T.A. 2004. Limits to growth? – a perspective on the perpetual debate. Environmental Sciences 1: 121-138.

Book Reviews

Gardner, T. A. 2001. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Mayan World. Book Review. Biological Conservation 99:394.

Gardner, T.A. 2004. Capturing carbon and conserving biodiversity: the market approach. Book Review. Biological Conservation 120: 599-600.
Publications in press

Gardner T.A. Tree-grass coexistence in the Brazilian cerrado: demographic consequences of environmental instability. Journal of Biogeography

Gardner, T. A., J. A. Gill, A.Grant, A. R. Watkinson, and I. M. Côté. Hurricanes and Caribbean coral reefs: immediate impacts, recovery trajectories and contribution to long-term decline. Ecology.

Côté, I.M., J.A. Gill, T.A. Gardner, A.R. Watkinson. Measuring coral reef decline through meta-analysis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Series.

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