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Current Projects


The Research

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Current Projects


The Research

Current Projects

 

Arapaima conservation in Guyana in partnership with Costa Sunglasses' Project Guyana

North Rupununi Wetlands conservation

Environmental DNA of the endemic flattened musk turtle, waterdog of the Black Warrior River and hellbenders in Alabama

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Publications


Publications

Publications


Publications

PEER-REVIEWED

T Loh, E Larson, S David, LS de Souza, R Gericke, M Gryzbek, A Kough, P Willink, C Knapp. Quantifying the contribution of zoos and aquariums to conservation knowledge through scientific publications. In review. 

LS de Souza, JC Godwin, MA Renshaw and ER Larson. 2016. Environmental DNA (eDNA) detection probability is influenced by seasonal activity of organisms. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0165273. doi:101.1371/journal.pone.0165273.     

M Tan, LS de Souza and JW Armbruster. 2016. A new species of Panaqolus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Branco. Neotropical Ichthyology 14(2).

JC Godwin, LS de Souza, T Floyd, C Ewers, L Rucker, I Gross, CC Johnson. 2016. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis (Eastern Hellbender). Persistence in Alabama. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 99.

LS de Souza, JW Armbruster, and DC Werneke. 2012. Influence of the Rupununi portal on fish distributions in the Guiana Shield.  Cybium 36(1): 31-43.

LS de Souza. 2011. Hydrological link between the Amazon River basin and eastern Guiana Shield on the Neotropical ichthyofauna. Doctoral dissertation. Auburn University, AL USA.

GG Sorrell, SM Boback, RN Reed, S Green, CE Montgomery, LS de Souza, M Chiaraviglio. 2011.  Boa constrictor foraging behavior.  Herpetological Review 42(2): 281.

LS de Souza, MRS Melo, CC Chamon, and JW Armbruster.  2008. Hemiancistrus cerrado, a new species of Hemiancistrus from the Araguaia River drainage in Brazil (SILURIFORMES:  LORICARIIDAE).  Neotropical Ichthyology 6 (3):  419-424.

JW Armbruster and LS de Souza.  2005.  Hypostomus macushi, a new species of the Hypostomus cochliodon group (Siluriformes:  Loricariidae) from Guyana.  Zootaxa 920:  1-12.

JA Daniel, MS Abrams, LS de Souza, CG Wagner, BK Whitlock and JL Sartin. 2003. Endotoxin inhibition of luteinizing hormone in sheep.  Domestic Animal Endocrinology 25:  13-19.

JC Dennis, JG Allgier, LS de Souza, WC Eward, EE Morrison. 2003. Immunohistochemistry of the Canine Vomeronasal Organ.  Journal of Anatomy 202: 515-524. (cover)

Other articles:

LS de Souza. 2016. Rewa Eco-Lodge: Research Station and Ecotourism Wonderland. Explore Guyana, 26-29.

J Godwin, LS de Souza, T Akre. 2015 "In Search of Ancient Beasts with Modern Technology: Aquatic Turtles and Environmental DNA." Turtle Survival, pp 40-41.

LS de Souza. 2015 “Arapaima Adventures in Guyana.”  Fisheries, 40:9, 437-438. (cover)

LS de Souza.  "Arapaima Research Taking New Heights: Aerial Tracking."  Newswatch National Geographic. June 19, 2015.

LS de Souza.  “Arapaima conservation – it’s happening at the local level in Guyana!”  Newswatch National Geographic.  June 26, 2014.  http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/26/arapaima-conservation-its-happening-at-the-local-level-in-guyana/

LS de Souza.  “Good news from Guyana!”  June 5, 2014.  http://www.sheddaquarium.org/blog/2014/June/Lesley-in-Guyana/

LS de Souza (interview).  “Forgotten species:  the arapaima or ‘dinosaur fish.’ July 15, 2013.  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0715-hance-forgotten-arapaima.html

LS de Souza.  “Monsters of the River at One Moment in Time.” Scientist at Work.  New York Times.  April 24, 2013. http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/monsters-of-the-river-at-one-moment-in-time/

LS de Souza.  “In Guyana, Wildlife Makes a Slow Return.” Scientist at Work.  New York Times.  March 22, 2013.  http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/in-guyana-wildlife-makes-a-slow-return/

LS de Souza.  “Into the Rhythms Where Arapaima Roll.” Scientist at Work.  New York Times.  February 28, 2013.   http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/into-the-rhythms-where-arapaima-roll/

LS de Souza.  “Monster Fish Surgery in the Wilds of Guyana.  Scientist at Work.  New York Times.  January 23, 2013. http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/monster-fish-surgery-in-the-wilds-of-guyana/

LS de Souza.  “Dinosaurs of the Rewa River.”  Scientist at Work.  New York Times.  January 22, 2013.  http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/dinosaurs-of-the-rewa-river/.

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