Tropilunch is a weekly seminar run by graduate students from the Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program. It provides a forum for a range of discussions and presentations related to TCD work and research. Students are provided with an opportunity to present and discuss their research projects with peers and faculty. In addition, discussion sessions on issues of current interest are also held. Visiting scholars and conservation practitioners also participate when available.

It is held every Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. in Grinter 376. Tropilunch schedule will be posted at the beginning of each semester.

DateName, Position & InstitutionTitleYoutube
Aug 22Bette Loiselle & Bob BuschbacherOrganizational meeting for Tropilunch and for the upcoming TCD Wokshop "Tools and Strategies for Conservation and Development in the Amazon: Lessons Learned and Future Pathways"Unavailable
Aug 29Dr. Divya Vasudev
WCS India & TCD / UF alumna
Rolling Stones: Dispersers in Dynamic Human Dominated LandscapesUnavailable
Sep 5Muhammad Ikbal Putera, S.Hut
SFRC MS Student & Ecosystem Manager Komodo National Park, Indonesia
The World’s Real “Jurassic” Park: Komodo National Park, IndonesiaLink
Sep 12CancelledCancelledCancelled
Sep 19Vanessa Hull, Assistant Professor, WEC, UFHuman-wildlife interactions in Coupled Human and Natural Systems- Lessons from ChinaLink
Sep 26Marcelo Oliveira, WWF- Brazil
*Special Guest*
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for surveying river dolphins in the AmazonLink
Oct 3No TropilunchTools and Strategies for Conservation and Development in the Amazon Learning dayNo video
Oct 10Carol Jordão, Robert Buschbacher, Denyse Mello, Gabriel Carrero, UFLeadership Training in Amazonian Municipalities for Governance and ResilienceLink
Oct 17Edwin Castellanos, Co-Director Centro de Estudios Ambientales y de Biodiversidad Universidad del Valle de GuatemalaNo Need for Persuasion: The Evidence of a Changing Climate in MesoamericaLink
Oct 24Daniel Roquetti, Amazon Dams Network / USP/TCDHydropower plants, human development & development-forced displacement and resettlement in BrazilLink
Oct 31Dr. Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, Associate Professor in Tropical Conservation Ecology, University of Nottingham Malaysia CampusMEME – the messy business of conserving elephants in Malaysia, a rapidly developing countryUnavailable
Nov 7Dr. Eddie Allison, Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington
*Special Guest8
Snakes, Crocodiles, and Markets: Conservation, Livelihoods, and Wildlife trade on Cambodia's Tonle SapLink
Nov 14Mayra Rivas, PhD Student, SNREImpact Evaluation of Anti-poverty program in the Dry Corridor Copán Chortí in Guatemala
Nov 21Nicholas Dowhaniuk, PhD Student Geography & MHS Student Public Health, UFThe Conflict after the War: Post-Conflict Woody Vegetation Regrowth, Land Conflict and Government Capacity in northern Uganda.
Nov 28Zulema Lehm, WCS BoliviaEconomic income and livelihoods in the communitarian indigenous territory (TCO) Tacana, Bolivia
Dec 5Grace Palacios, MDP student, UFThe role of kichwa women in the implementation of the Direct Transfer Mechanism (TDC)