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Carnivores, Catchments, and Climate: The role of wide-ranging mammalian apex carnivores in water conservation and climate change adaptation in Bhutan

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Dr Phuntsho Thinley investigates the role of large apex mammalian predators – specifically the tiger (Panthera tigris) and the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) – in catchment hydrology and climate change adaptation, with respect to sustaining freshwater supply. UNE’s world-leading research cluster in wildlife ecology, aquatic ecology and water management provides Dr Thinley with the best context to pursue this.

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