Monthly Archives: August 2015


Double Play! Flavia Montano receives CALS scholarship!!

By | August 27th, 2015|Andes, birds, Bolivia, graduate students, research|

WEC PhD student Flavia Montano, joins labmate Farah Carrascco Rueda, in being awarded the Doris Lowe and Earl and Verna Lowe scholarship from UF’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This $2000 award recognizes Flavia’s work in examining functional diversity and community assembly of birds along montane gradients in Bolivia. Congrats Flavia and Farah!

Climate change impacts birds in western Amazonia?

By | August 26th, 2015|Amazon, birds, climate change, Ecuador|

Our new paper, Enigmatic declines in bird numbers in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador may be a consequence of climate change, reports on widespread declines in bird populations across species within a largely undisturbed forest of western Amazonia.  Populations varied but were largely stable until recent years when both species found in understory and canopy [...]

Here we go…. Fall Semester 2015

By | August 23rd, 2015|graduate students, TCD, teaching, WEC|

Well, where did summer 2015 go?  The semester starts tomorrow and the lab is heading back from all kinds of places - Peruvian Amazon, Bolivian Andes, Peruvian Andes, Ecuador Amazon, among others.  We welcome new PhD student Michael Esbach who spent his summer in the Solomon Islands, and in western Amazonia (Ecuador).  Looking forward to [...]

Gonzalo Rivas – the FIRST UF Gator PhD from the lab

By | August 9th, 2015|ecology, Ecuador, graduate students|

Congratulations to Dr. Gonzalo Rivas for receiving his PhD degree at UF's graduation ceremony on 7 August 2015 at the O'Connell Center. Gonzalo, pictured here with UF President Kent Fuchs, will soon start an assistant professor position at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. There he will continue his ecological research in the Amazon [...]