Author Archives: Drew

BBPP PhD Candidate, Patrick McLaughlin, to defend thesis this Wednesday, May 6th at 2 PM in PISB 503 at Drexel University

Click HERE for a live feed of the defense starting at 2 PM!… Read more

Careers in Foreign Service: Former US Consulate for Equatorial Guinea & Bioko Island Study Abroad Info Session-2:30 PM on Wednesday 4/8

BBPP is excited to host the following two exciting and informative events next Wednesday, April 8th starting at 2:30 PM in the Ida Chen Classroom at 3225 Arch Street! 2:30 PM: Former US Consulate in Equatorial Guinea and friend of… Read more

Bioko Island Study Abroad Info Session-5:30 PM on Tuesday, 1/20, in PISB 503

Bioko_SARecruitment_Fall 2015All interested students! Don't forget to come to our information session for the Fall 2015 Bioko Study Abroad program THIS TUESDAY, January 20th at 5:30 PM in PISB 103 at Drexel! BBPP and Drexel Study Abroad reps will be answering … Read more

BBPP researchers assess the conservation of tropical montane ecosystems in the Gulf of Guinea

BBPP researchers, along with collaborators from the North Carolina Zoo and University of Yaoundé, recently completed an assessment of the state of biodiversity and conservation of rare tropical montane ecosystems in the Gulf of Guinea. The review highlighted the threats… Read more

Dr. Gail Hearn’s career celebrated at Drexel on September 19, 2014

Bioko Island and the legacy of Gail Hearn PhD from Drill Films on Vimeo.

BBPP Director and Founder, Dr. Gail Hearn, has been working on the African Island of Bioko for over 20 years. The island is home to… Read more

Drexel/BBPP join the Congo Basin Forest Partnership!

Drexel University is the Congo Basin Forest Partnership featured partner of the month! Read more and see the photo gallery here: more

BBPP Researchers Test New Non-Lethal Amphibian Sampling Technique on Bioko Island

BBPP researchers Patrick McLaughlin, Shaya Honarvar, and Gail Hearn recently partnered with chemists at Villanova University to design and field test a new non-lethal technique for sampling amphibian skin products. Amphibian skin metabolites and bacteria have recently become a topic… Read more

BBPP researchers describe Cyclospora spp. in drills from Bioko Island.

In collaboration with researchers at the Centers for Disease Control, BBPP researchers, Jake Owens, Shaya Honarvar, and Gail Hearn recently described the infection of drills on Bioko Island with Cyclospora spp. parasites. The report extends the known range of the… Read more

BBPP researchers publish review of wildlife conservation publishing trends.

Check out the recent manuscript from BBPP researchers, Drew Cronin and Jake Owens, who worked with four Drexel University undergraduate students and Richard Bergl, Curator of Conservation and Research at North Carolina Zoological Park, to review publishing trends in wildlife… Read more

BBPP Researcher, Jake Owens, has one of the “worst jobs in science”.

Check out BBPP researcher, Jake Owens, who has one of the "worst jobs in science" collecting tissue samples in the Malabo bushmeat market, says Popular Science!… Read more