The Research Database

Researchers and institutions with projects and interest in Soqotra are listed here alphabetically.

Vladimir Agafonov Idependant researcher, Moscow, Russia Soqotri language, folk tales and history
Abdulraqeb Al-Okaishi Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic, and Environmental Protection Authority, Hadiboh, Soqotra/Yemen Threats and management of Dracaena cinnabari trees http://www.mendelu.cz
Dr. Tilmann Alpermann Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), c/o Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Reconstructing re-colonisa-tion patterns and processes in the Red Sea Basin http://www.bik-f.de
Dr. Fabio Attorre Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Environmental Biology, Italy Analysis of ecological and biological features of plant species and communities, and their conservation. www.uniroma1.it
Lisa Banfield Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Centre for Middle Eastern Plants (CMEP), UK and Al-'Ain Zoo, Abu Dhabi, UAE Botany and impacts on plant diversity www.rbge.org.uk
www.cemp.org.uk
Dr. Fiedrich Beyhl Independant researcher, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Dracaena cinnabari
Jaap Bouwmaan Forest Support Groups, Ede, The Netherlands Insects on Soqotra
Dr. Salvador Carranza Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona, Spain Origin and diversification of the geckos of the Soqotra Archipelago * http://molevol.cmima.csic.es
Dr. Gianniantonio Domina Herbarium Mediterraneum Panormitanum, University of Palermo Botany of Soqotra www.herbmedit.org
Peter De Geest Independant researcher, Ghent, Belgium Soqotra Karst Project http://www.socotra.be
Prof. Dr. Edward Farmer University of Lausanne, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Switzerland The search for a ghost fauna on Soqotra using plant morphology * http://www.unil.ch
Rob Felix Independant researcher, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Orthoptera of Soqotra
Ron Felix Center of Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands Carabidae of Soqotra http://www.naturalis.nl/
Dr. Alan Forrest Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Centre for Middle Eastern Plants (CMEP), UK Conservation of the flora of Soqotra www.rbge.org.uk
www.cemp.org.uk
Dr. Hana Habrová Mendel University Brno, Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocenology, Czech Republic Support of small-scale farming and agricultural education on Soqotra Island http://www.mendelu.cz
Bc.Ing. Irena Hubálková Mendel University Brno, Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocenology, Czech Republic Vegetation studies focusing on Dracaena cinnabari Balf. and education systems on Soqotra http://www.mendelu.cz
Dr-Ing. Vladimir Hula Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic Spiders and beetles of Soqotra Island http://www.mendelu.cz
Dr. Rebecca Klaus Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), c/o Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Ecology of coral communities, remote sensing of spatio-temporal benthic community dynamics http://www.bik-f.de
Dr. Sabina Knees Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Centre for Middle Eastern Plants (CMEP), UK Botany of Soqotra www.rbge.org.uk
www.cemp.org.uk
Dr. Edouard Lavergne Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), c/o Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Population genetics of Terapon jarbua *. Ecology and genetics of estuarine fish communities http://www.bik-f.de
Prof. Dr. Roman Loimeier University of Göttingen, Institute of Ethnology, Germany Soqotra history, ecological crisis, climate change, society and globalisation http://www.uni-goettingen.de
Dr. Petr Madera Mendel University Brno, Chzech Republic Soqotran Boswellia species investigation based on chemical analyses of resins * http://www.mendelu.cz
PD Dr. Bruno Mies University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Vegetation Ecology of Soqotra http://www.uni-due.de/
Dr. Miranda Morris University of St. Andrews, UK The language and ethnography of Soqotra
Prof. Dr. Abdul-Karim Nasher Sana'a University, Department of Biology, Yemen Sea turtle conservation through community awareness and capacity building Sana'a University
Prof. Dr. Vitaly V. Naumkin Head of the International Center for Strategic and Political Studies in Moscow, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Moscow State University, and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science Linguist, political history and political strategy http://www.msu.ru
http://www.ivran.ru
Dr. Eike Neubert Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland Taxonomy of the land and freshwater molluscs of the Socotran Archipelago http://www.nmbe.ch
Dr. Nathalie Peutz Program in Arab Crossroads Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi/UAE Cultural heritage; cultural and social effects of development projects on Socotra http://nyuad.academia.edu
Dr. Dana Pietsch University of Tübingen, Reasearch Area of Geography, Germany Soil degradation and soil-plant-monitoring http://www.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/
Dr. Richard Porter BirdLife International Birds of Soqotra - taxonomy, identification, distribution and populations http://www.birdlife.org
Prof. Francesco M. Raimondo Herbarium Mediterraneum Panormitanum, University of Palermo Botany of Soqotra www.herbmedit.org
Tom Schils Marine plant communities of upwelling areas within the Arabian Sea
Dr. Jürgen Schmidt Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Germany Analysis of natural products of Soqotra by mass spectrometry http://www.ipb-halle.de
Dr. Wolfgang Schneider Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Germany Zoogeography, taxonomy and systematic of dragonflies http://www.senckenberg.de
Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Sedov The State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, Russia Archaeology of Soqotra Island and Hadramawd http://www.orientmuseum.ru
Prof. Dr. Ingo Strauch Université de Lausanne, Faculté des Lettres, Switzerland Indian traders on Soqotra in the early centuries of our era - The evidence from Hoq cave * http://www.unil.ch
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Stribrny Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), c/o Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Palaeontology and Historical Geology http://www.senckenberg.de
Ahmed Saeed Suleiman Environmental Protection Authority, Hadiboh, Soqotra/Yemen Birds on Soqotra
Dr. Nadim Taleb Environmental Protection Authority, Sana'a, Yemen Biodiversity Conservation and Management of the Socotra Archipelago
Dr. Kay Van Damme Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), c/o Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Taxonomy, biogeography and evolution of cladocerans, and impacts on biodiversity http://www.birmingham.ac.uk
Julian Jansen Van Rensburg The MARES Project, University of Exeter, UK The archaeology, history and maritime ethnography of Soqotra www.exeter.ac.uk
Dr. Raquel Vasconcelos CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, and Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) Barcelona, Spain Combining ecological modelling techniques with morphological and genetic data for assisting conservation planning using insular vertebrates (especially reptiles) as privileged models http://cibio.up.pt
http://molevol.cmima.csic.es
Dr. Wolfgang Wranik University of Rostock, Department of Biology, Germany Fauna of the Soqotra Archipelago http://www.biologie.uni-rostock.de
Uwe Zajonz Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), c/o Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany Adaptive management of coastal ecosystem services and Tropical marine ecosystems (Project leader). Ecology and biogeography of coastal fish communities http://www.bik-f.de
* Topics are related to the talk given at the 11th AGM 2012 at the Bik-F, Senckenberg Institute in Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
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