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John Poulsen

Associate Professor of Tropical Ecology
Environmental Sciences and Policy
PO Box 90328, LSCR A317, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Consequences of disturbance on plant-lemur ecological networks in northeast Madagascar

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Primate Conservation, Inc. · 2023 - 2024

CAREER: Pachyderms to pathogens: the cascading effects of megafauna loss on tropical tree recruitment

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

Applied Conservation Research and Science-Policy Support for Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nature Conservancy · 2023 - 2023

Science Research and Government Relations Support for Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nature Conservancy · 2021 - 2022

Voluntary Wildlife Management Rules as a Solution to Unsustainable Bushmeat Hunting by Gabonese Villages

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service · 2018 - 2021

Consequences of disturbance on plant-lemur ecological networks in northeast Madagascar

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Primate Conservation, Inc. · 2023 - 2024

CAREER: Pachyderms to pathogens: the cascading effects of megafauna loss on tropical tree recruitment

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

Applied Conservation Research and Science-Policy Support for Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nature Conservancy · 2023 - 2023

Science Research and Government Relations Support for Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nature Conservancy · 2021 - 2022

Voluntary Wildlife Management Rules as a Solution to Unsustainable Bushmeat Hunting by Gabonese Villages

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service · 2018 - 2021

Integrating Movement Ecology into Law Enforcement Strategies to Protect Forest Elephants in Gabonese Parks

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service · 2016 - 2020

Technical Support to the Gabon Parks Agency for the Advancement of Biodiversity Conservation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux Du Gabon · 2018 - 2020

Using African Forest Elephant Behavioral Ecology to Inform Anti-Poaching Strategies

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Cleveland Metroparks · 2018 - 2020

Monitoring of Forest Elephants in Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux Du Gabon · 2015 - 2019

Assessment of forest carbon stocks in the ORG Rubber Concession, Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux Du Gabon · 2018 - 2019

Conservation and land/marine planning and management in Gabon: Applied research, technical support and transfer of knowledge, skills and data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux Du Gabon · 2017 - 2018

Using Afican Forest Elephant Behavioral Ecology to Inform Anti-Poaching Strategies

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Riverbanks Zoo & Garden · 2017 - 2018

Addressing Carbon Emissions and Removals from Selective Logging in Support of MRV System Capabilities in Gabon

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US Forest Service · 2014 - 2017

Integration of Remote Sensing Data with Ground Plot Information for MRV

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by US Forest Service · 2014 - 2017

Total Carbon Estimation in African Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands in preparation for REDD and Blue Carbon Credits

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration · 2015 - 2017

Assess and Reduce Unsustainable Hunting in the Ivindo-Minkebe Complex Through a Model of Community Collaboration

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service · 2014 - 2017

External Relationships


  • The Nature Conservancy

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