I work on tracking the long-distance movement of hornbills in Cameroon. These birds are vital to the survival of primary forests, as they are one of the primary seed dispersers in this region. I am also part of a collaborative effort investigating avian influenza spillover in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Egypt.
Map showing hornbill movement data in southern Cameroon.
Master of Science in Ecology and Systematic Biology (February 2009) San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA Cumulative G.P.A: 4.0
Bachelor of Sciencein Biological Sciences (March 1997) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA Cumulative G.P.A: 3.0
R. Sehgal, W. Buermann, R. Harrigan, C. Bonneaud, C. Loiseau, A. Chasar, G. Valkiūnas, T Iezhova, I Sepil, S. Saatchi, and T. B. Smith. 2010. Spatially explicit predictions of blood parasites in a widely distributed African rainforest bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1720
C. Loiseau, G. Valkiūnas, A. Chasar, A. Hutchinson, T. Iezhova and R. Sehgal. 2010. Spatial variation of haemosporidian parasite infection in African rainforest bird species. Journal of Parasitology. 96: 21-29.
A. Chasar, C. Loiseau, G.Valkiūnas, T. Iezhova, T. B. Smith, R. Sehgal. 2009. Prevalence and diversity patterns of African avian blood parasites in degraded habitats. Molecular Ecology. 18: 4121-4133.
G. Valkiūnas, T. A. Iezhova, C. Loiseau, A. Chasar, T. B. Smith and R. Sehgal. 2008. New species of haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida) from African rainforest birds, with remarks on their classification. Parasitology Research. 103(5): 1213-28.