John Poulsen is an ecologist with broad interests in the maintenance and regeneration of tropical forests and conservation of biodiversity. His research has focused on the effects of anthropogenic disturbance, such as logging and hunting, on forest structure and diversity, abundance of tropical animals, and ecological processes. He has conducted most of his research in Central Africa, where he has also worked as a conservation manager, directing projects to sustainably manage natural resources in and around parks and reserves, and as the coordinator of government programs to develop low emissions strategies and quantify and monitor forest carbon.
School DivisionEnvironmental Sciences & Policy
- Ph.D., University of Florida (2009)
- CAREER: Pachyderms to pathogens: the cascading effects of megafauna loss on tropical tree recruitment awarded by National Science Foundation
- Technical Support to the Gabon Parks Agency for the Advancement of Biodiversity Conservation
- Voluntary Wildlife Management Rules as a Solution to Unsustainable Bushmeat Hunting by Gabonese Villages awarded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Using African Forest Elephant Behavioral Ecology to Inform Anti-Poaching Strategies awarded by Cleveland Metroparks
- Assessment of forest carbon stocks in the ORG Rubber Concession, Gabon awarded by Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux Du Gabon