Video featuring Dr. Bohannan's research


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UO Biology Professor Dr. Brendan Bohannan describes his work in this video produced by the University of Oregon this year. His research in Gabon was sponsored by the Gabon-Oregon Center.

Dr. Bohannan traveled to Gabon with Biology PhD student Kyle Meyer in September 2013 to collaborate with Gabonese scientist Dr. Patricks Voua Otomo and study the impacts of deforestation and forest conversion to agriculture on microbial communities in tropical soils.


Nine Gabonese students came to work in Oregon

The nine students from UOB

June was an extremely productive month for the Gabon-Oregon Center. From June 9-13, professors and five students from the Urban Design Lab who are working under the auspices of the Gabon-Oregon Center's Urban Sustainability Program returned to Gabon in order to organize a second workshop at Omar Bongo University (UOB) to refine the Master Plan for the UOB campus.


June Workshop Announcement


The Gabon-Oregon Transnational Research Center on Environment and Development is pleased to announce the second part of a three-part series of workshops on the Master Plan for Omar Bongo University (UOB). It is organized under the Urban Sustainability Program of the Gabon-Oregon Center.


Tropical Worm Taxonomy and Soil Diversity Uncovered in Gabon

Over the past year, University of Oregon Professor Brendan Bohannan, PhD student Kyle Meyer and Gabonese scientist Dr. Patricks Voua Otomo have been working together with a team to study the microbial biodiversity of tropical soil in the Gabonese rainforests. This research is one of many projects sponsored by the Gabon-Oregon Transnational Research Center on Environment and Development. It consists of sampling soil in various landscapes to understand the effects and changes on the soil by agricultural management and human impact.