Tim  Tear, Ph.D.

Tim Tear, Ph.D.

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Director of Center for Climate Change and Conservation

Expertise: climate changetropical ecosystemmercury contaminationMercurymercury treaty

Tim has 35 years experience directing and managing conservation programs with organizations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, and the Frankfurt Zoological Society. He joined Biodiversity Research Institute in July 2020 as the International Senior Scientist, overseeing international research and policy priorities with a focus on BRIs Tropical Program, and an emphasis on expanding projects in Africa. Now, the director of BRI's Center for Climate Change and Conservation, Tim will continue to focus on work in Africa and the tropics, and is developing the Climate Change Program, including the development of soil carbon projects in African rangelands. He is also working on mercury contamination as it relates to ASGM activities, biomonitoring, and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

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Assessing Global Environmental Mercury Exposure in Biota and Potential Impacts on Biodiversity

Biodiversity Research Institute announces publication of a series of multiyear research studies that assessed the global impact of mercury on air, water, fish, and wildlife in a two-part special issue of Ecotoxicology, an international scientific journal devoted to presenting critical research on the effects of toxic chemicals on populations, communities, and terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
28-Oct-2023 05:05:58 PM EDT

BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF NEW SCIENTIFIC PAPER ON THE BENEFITS OF SAVANNA FIRE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), announces the publication of the scientific paper Savanna fire management can generate enough carbon revenue to help restore Africa’s rangelands and fill Protected Area funding gaps in the December issue of the journal One Earth. The new study builds on a history of collaborative and independent research by BRI, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Soils for the Future, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) that has culminated in this paper, which quantifies the benefits of savanna fire management in Africa.
09-Dec-2021 12:15:27 PM EST

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