Monthly Archives: October 2014


Ecuador Ambassador Nathalie Cely visits UF

By | October 29th, 2014|Ecuador, graduate students, TCD|

Ecuador's Ambassador to the United States Nathalie Cely visited the University of Florida on 28-29 March.  She met with faculty from the Center for Latin American Studies on Thursday afternoon, as well as Ecuadorian graduate students from across campus.  Students from the Loiselle and Blake labs, and other students in UF's Tropical Conservation and Development [...]

Host-parasite data from Ecuador and the Ozarks used to test hypotheses regarding reciprocal specialization

By | October 27th, 2014|Amazon, birds, disease, malaria, research, tropical|

Are host-parasite systems more specialized in the tropics than in the temperate zones?  We asked this question using community-wide data on avian malaria parasites in the Ecuadorean Amazon and in the Ozarks.  In both systems we found that host-parasite were highly specialized, much more so than expected by chance.  Tropical birds also tended to have [...]