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For further information contact: Andy Jarvis

[Position][Education][Research Interests][Principal External Collaborators][Highlights of Ongoing Projects][Publications][Presentations]

Position

Postdoctoral Fellow, based in the Land Use Project in the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in a joint position with the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI).

Education

BSc. With Honours, 1999, Department of Geography, King's College London

PhD, 2005, Terrain Controls on the Distribution of Tree Species Diversity and Structure in Tropical Lowlands and Tropical Montane Forest, Department of Geography, King's College London.

Research Interests

  • Conservation and use of wild relatives of agricultural crops
  • Species distribution modelling
  • Terrain analysis to identify species/crop habitat association
  • Soil-landscape modelling
  • Development of software tools to improve conservation and use of plant genetic resources
  • Global datasets of climate, hydrology and topography
  • Impact of climate change on plant species, and adaptation strategies
  • Tropical forest tree diversity
  • Spatial modelling of genetic diversity
  • High resolution images for monitoring species diversity and structure in tropical forests

Principal External Collaborators

Highlights of Ongoing Projects

DIVA-GIS (with IPGRI and the U. of California, Berkeley) - I am a co-author on the software DIVA-GIS, available for free and designed to perform spatial analysis of biological collections. Information about DIVA-GIS is available from the website.

Links: www.diva-gis.org

Genetic diversity modelling in plant species (with IPGRI) - I have been involved in some work on predicting the spatial distribution of genetic diversity through spatial analysis of environmental heterogeneity with Sam Yeaman.

Links: Spatial heterogeneity page

SRTM digital elevation data - The release of 90m digital elevation models (DEMs) for the entire globe marks a potential revolution in environmental modelling and terrain analysis, permitting micro-scale models to be potentially applied at the global level. I have invested a lot of time into exploring SRTM data, and producing a seamless global dataset with no-data holes filled in. This is now available through the CSI-CGIAR SRTM Data Portal. Work is now focusing on evaluating the potential of SRTM data for terrain analysis in biodiversity studies and site-specific agriculture, and I am collaborating with Bernhard Lehner in the WWF-Washington office on the production of global stream and flow accumulation surfaces.

Links:CIAT SRTM Web Page, CSI-CGIAR SRTM Data Portal


National Atlases of Plant Genetic Resources (with IPGRI and the USDA) - I have been working on projects examining the spatial distribution of biological resources in a country, to enable informed conservation policy decisions at the national scale. Work has started on Bolivia, and a provisional Atlas is now available based on the servers of the Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN), and I am now focusing on Guatemala and Paraguay. The Atlases contain information on germplasm and herbarium collections of species with cultural or economic importance, and perform spatial analyses to identify the potential distribution of each species, and priority areas for ex situ and in situ conservation actions. The natural progression for this work is to extend it to the continental level, and I am interested in hearing from people interested in collaborating.

Links: FAN Atlas of Plant Genetic Resources in Bolivia


Publications

Ferguson, M.E., A. Jarvis, H.T. Stalker, D. Williams, Luigi Guarino, J.F.M., Valls, R.N. Pittman, C.E. Simpson and P. Bramel (2005). Biogeography of Wild Arachis (Leguminosae): Distribution and Environmental Characterisation. Biodiversity and Conservation 14 (7): 1777-1798.

Gonzalez, C.E., A. Jarvis. submitted. Biogeography of the rare Colombian oak Quercus humboldtii (Bonpland.), Cardasia.

Gonzalez, C.E., A. Jarvis. submitted. Plants of Tambito I. Dicotiledonous. A preliminary list.

Guarino L, A. Jarvis, R.J. Hijmans, and N. Maxted. 2002. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the conservation and use of plant genetic resources. p. 387-404. In J. Engels et al. (ed.) Managing plant genetic diversity. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Jarvis, A. (2000). Measuring and Modelling the Impact of Land-use change in tropical hillsides: The role of cloud interception to epiphytes. Advances in Evironmental Modelling and Monitoring 1, 118-148.

Jarvis, A., Ferguson, M., Williams, D., Guarino, L., Jones, P., Stalker, H., Valls, J., Pittman, R., Simpson, C. & Bramel, P. (2003). Biogeography of Wild Arachis: Assessing Conservation Status and Setting Future Priorities. Crop Science 43, 1100-1108.

Jarvis, A., Guarino, L., Williams, D., Williams, K. & Hyman, G. (2002). Spatial analysis of wild peanut distributions and the implications for plant genetic resource conservation. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 131, 29-35.

Jarvis, A., Williams, K., Williams, D., Guarino, L., Caballero, P. & Mottram, G. (2005). Use of GIS for optimizing a collecting mission for a rare wild pepper (Capsicum flexuosum Sentn.) in Paraguay. Genetic Resource and Crop Evolution, Vol. 52 pp. 671-682.

Jarvis, A., Yeaman, S., Guarino, L., Tohme, J. (2005). The Role of Geographic Analysis in Locating, Understanding and Using Plant Genetic Diversity. In Zimmer E A.. and Roalson E.H. (eds), Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 395 Molecular Evolution: Producing the Biochemical Evidence Part B, Elsevier, New York, USA pp.279-298.

Jones, P., Guarino, L. & Jarvis, A. (2002). Computer tools for spatial analysis of plant genetic resources data : 2. FloraMap. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter , 1-6.

Maxted, N., P. Mabuza-Dlamini, H. Moss, S. Padulosi, A. Jarvis, L. Guarino, 2004, African Vigna : An Ecogeographic Study, IPGRI, Rome, Italy.

Rafiqpoor, D., C. Nowicki, R. Villarpando, A. Jarvis, H. Sommer, & P.L. Ibisch. 2003. El factor abiotico que más influye en la distribucion de la biodiversidad: el clima. In Ibisch, P.L., G. Merida & T. Gutierrez (Eds.). Estado actual de la diversidad biologica de Bolivia. Editorial F.A.N. Santa Cruz - Bolivia.

Jarvis, A., M. Mulligan, in press, The Climate of Cloud Forests, In: Bruijnzeel, L.A., Juvik, J., Scatena, F.N., Hamilton, L.S. & Bubb, P. (editors), Forests in the mist: Science for Conserving and Managing Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu (in press)

Mulligan, M., Torres, E., Jarvis, A., Gonzalez, J., in press, Field and laboratory measurement of rates of cloud interception by epiphytes, leaves and fog collectors, In: Bruijnzeel, L.A., Juvik, J., Scatena, F.N., Hamilton, L.S. & Bubb, P. (editors), Forests in the mist: Science for Conserving and Managing Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu (in press)

Jarvis, A., Rubiano, J., Nelson, A., Farrow, A., & Mulligan, M. (2004). Practical use of SRBM data in the tropics - Comparisons with digital elevation models generated from cartographics data. Working Document no. 198, 32 pp. CIAT, Cali, Colombia.

Degen B, A. Javis and B. Vinceti, 2004, Modelling biological processes from genes to ecosystems, In: Editor B. Vinceti, Amaral W. and Meilleur B. (eds), Challenges in managing forest genetic resources for livelihoods: some examples from Brazil and Argentina, pp.71-90, IPGRI, Rome, Italy.

Yeaman, S and A. Jarvis, 2004, Environmental heterogeneity shapes genetic diversity through gene flow in Araucaria araucana forest ecosystems in Argentina, In: Editor B. Vinceti, Amaral W. and Meilleur B. (eds), Challenges in managing forest genetic resources for livelihoods: some examples from Brazil and Argentina, pp.211-217, IPGRI, Rome, Italy.

Jones, P.G.; Thornton, P.K.; Jarvis, A.; Beebe, S. 2005. How the CGIAR should respond to climate change. Paper presented at World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Jan. 18-22, Kobe, Hyogo, JP). UNISDR.

Biringer, J., Guariguata, M.R., Jarvis, A., Locatelli, B., Pfund, J-F., Spanger-Springfield, E., Suarez, A., Yeaman, S. (submitted). Biodiversity in a changing climate: a framework for assessing vulnerability and evaluating practical responses. In: proceedings from the International workshop on adaptation to climate change, sustainable livelihoods and biological diversity; (book title to be defined). CIFOR.

Hijmans, R.J., S. Cameron, J. Parra, P.G. Jones, A. Jarvis, in press, WorldClim : very high resolution global terrestrial climate surfaces for monthly temperature and precipitation, International Journal of Climatology.

Yeaman, S., A. Jarvis, submitted, Regional heterogeneity and gene flow maintain variance in quantitative traits within populations of lodgepole pine, submitted to the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: B Biological Sciences.

Andersson, M., A. Jarvis, M. Peters, R. Schultze-Kraft, submitted, Is climate at collection site useful for the rapid assessment of diversity in wild-species germplasm collections? Comparative analysis of different approaches for germplasm characterization. Submitted to Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment.

Presentations

Jarvis, A., 2005, Spatial Analysis of plant genetic resource distribution : Providing information for targeting ex situ collection and in situ conservation, presented at the Society for Conservation Biology ConBio2005 conference, University Nacional de Brasil, Brasilia, 11th-15th July, 2005.

Yeaman S., A. Jarvis, 2005, Maintenance of diversity in a heterogeneous environment: Landscape predicts variance within populations of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), presented at the Evolution 2005 conference, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 10th-14th June 2005.

Jarvis, A., 2005, Conservation and use of plant genetic resources - spatial analysis for targeting, World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) internal seminar, June 2005.

Salazar, M., A. Jarvis, C. Gonzalez, M. Mulligan, 2004, Diversidad de Especies Arbóreas y Caracteristicas Estructurales en un Gradiente Altitudinal sobre un Bosque de Niebla Montano Tropical, Tambito, Andes Nor-occidentales en Colombia, poster presented at the Congreso de Botanica, Nov. 2004, Popayán, Colombia.

Salazar M.H., M.T. Restrepo, J.A. Ocampo, C.M. Caetano, G. Coppens d' Eeckenbrugge, A. Jarvis, A.M. Villegas, 2004, Riqueza de Especies y Predicción Geográfica del Hábitat del Género Vasconcellea en Colombia, poster presented at the Congreso de Botanica, Nov. 2004, Popayán, Colombia.

Jarvis A. 2003. Tools for spatial analysis of PGR distribution - State of the art and future needs, presented at the Plant Genetic Resources Forum, Prague, 8-10th September, 2003.

Jarvis A. 2003. Uso de sistemas geograficos en el uso y conservacion de recursos fitogenéticos, presented at the IV SIMPOSIO DE RECURSOS GENETICOS PARA AMERICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE, 10 al 14 de Noviembre de 2003 - Mar del Plata - Argentina.

Jarvis A. 2003. Uso de sistemas geograficos en el uso y conservacion de recursos fitogenéticos, presented at the IV SIMPOSIO DE RECURSOS GENETICOS PARA AMERICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE, 10 al 14 de Noviembre de 2003 - Mar del Plata - Argentina.

Carlos. E. González, M. Mulligan, A. Jarvis & S. Burke, 2002, Nuevas técnicas para evaluaciones rápidas de diversidad: Taxonomía del dosel. Es posible identificar árboles desde el aire? Poster presented at the Latin American Botanical Conference, Cartagena, October 2002.

D.E. Williams, A. Jarvis, K.A. Williams and L. Guarino, 2002, GIS-assisted Exploration for Capsicum Genetic Resources in Paraguay, Oral presentation at the XXVI International Horticultural Congress, Symposium 21, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 11-17

A. Jarvis, 2002, Nuevos tecnologias en ciencia biologica : Estudios de la biodiversidad, Oral presentation at the Conference on Fragmentacion de habitats en el Choco Biogeografico Region, IIAP, CIAT, Cali, June 2002.

D.E. Williams, A. Jarvis, K.A. Williams and L. Guarino. 2002, GIS-assisted Exploration for Plant Genetic Resources in Paraguay. Oral presentation at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. 26 JUN 2002.

Mulligan, M., Torres, E., Jarvis, A., Gonzalez, J., Field and laboratory measurement of rates of cloud interception by epiphytes, leaves and fog collectors, presented at Mountains in the Mist - Science of Managing and Conserving Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, Kona, Hawaii, 27th July - 2nd August 2004.

Jarvis, A., M. Mulligan, The Climate of Cloud Forests, presented at Mountains in the Mist - Science of Managing and Conserving Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, Kona, Hawaii, 27th July - 2nd August 2004.

Jarvis, A, 2004, Biogeography of Wild Arachis, presented at the IV LATIN-AMERICAN MEETING OF ARACHIS SPECIALISTS, Brasilia, 11th May - 15th May, CENARGEN, Brasilia, Brazil.

Jarvis, A, P. Jones, G. Mottram, D. Williams, L. Guarino, M. Ferguson, 2001, Predicting the Impact of climate change on the distribution of plant genetic resources in wild peanuts, poster presented at the conference Challenges of a Changing Earth - Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, 10-13th July 2001.

 

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Terrain Controls on the Distribution of Tree Species Diversity and Structure in Tropical Lowlands and Tropical Montane Forest
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Biogeography of Wild Arachis: Assesing Conservation Status and Setting Future Priorities - Crop Science
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources
Spatial Analysis of Wild Peanut Distributions and the Implications for Plant Genetic Resources Conservation
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Computer tools for spatial analysis of plant genetic resources data: 2. FloraMap
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Measuring and Modelling the Impact of Land-use change in tropical hillsides: The role of cloud interception to epiphytes.
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The Role of Geographic Analysis in Locating, Understanding and Using Plant Genetic Diversity
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