Billi Krochuk

M.Sc. student

My MSc research is focused on understanding how species’ functional, morphological, and behavioural traits mediate their responses to changes in habitat structure as a result of selective logging in lowland tropical forests. Unpacking species-level relationships to individual structuring features of the forest, such as with the structural diversity of understory vegetation, by considering the myriad of traits they exhibit should provide context for these complex relationships. I will be approaching this question using integrative HMSC models. I hope this work will be used to inform industry best-practices as logging expands across Central Africa. This work takes place is Equatorial Guinea, a small but vibrant country on the Gulf of Guinea in west-central Africa and is in collaboration with Biodiversity Initiative.