SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
From January 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Tropical regions harbour nearly half of all life on earth in spite of occupying only 7% of our planet’s surface.  This fact defies one of the most basic ecological principles(species/area relationship) and yet it is still poorly understood. Why are tropical regions so diverse? At a time of biodiversity crisis questions of the origins and maintenance of species diversity are more relevant than ever.  My research scope includes biogeography, ecology and conservation with a focus on Amazonian primates. My goal is to better understand the processes that led to the origins and evolution of Amazonian’s rich biota.  I also endeavour to understand current ecological processes that help maintain such diversity and that are currently under threat by human activities.  Although the regional focus of my career has been Brazil, I have also done fieldwork in Panama, Indonesia and the Congo.  

Key Qualifications
1993
1997
Key Projects
2019
Aug
Rise of the Continent of the Monkeys
NERC, £647,970.00.
Principal Investigator: R Beck (100%). Co-Investigators: J Boubli (0%), I Goodhead (0%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Guest Editorships of Journals
Other Publications
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2012
Aug

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2010
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2002
Jun

 Much of the primary production in tropical forests passes to the second trophic level in the form of fruit pulp.  In some forests, up to 90% of tree species produce fleshy, nutritious fruits that a... more >>.

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
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1998
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Invited Papers and Lectures
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1997
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Media Appearances
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Memberships of External Bodies
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