Monthly Archives: March 2016


Class crowdfunding projects are a success!

By | March 29th, 2016|conservation, development, graduate students, TCD, teaching|

Congratulations to our team of intrepid students that developed their first crowdfunding campaigns in our skills course: Fundraising for Conservation and Development Professionals.  5 projects raised a grand total of $6483 in 30 days with 221 donations.  To learn more - click here.

Farah Carrasco Rueda’s new paper in Journal of Arachnology is published.

By | March 21st, 2016|graduate students, research|

Does a predator have you by the leg?  Well, lose that leg! or not?  What does "dropping a leg" mean to animal's movement after escape from a predator?  Well, if you have 8 legs, maybe not much, and given the alternative....  Farah and her colleagues experimentally tested the costs of losing legs in harvestmen.  Learn [...]

Rosy Padron arrives at US Embassy in Quito!

By | March 15th, 2016|Amazon, Ecuador|

UF undergrad Rosy Padron is conducting an internship with the Public Affairs Section at the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.  She has just arrived and is getting to know Quito.  Stay tuned to hear updates from Rosy as she explores Quito, works with the embassy and later heads to the Amazon.  The Loiselle lab is [...]

TBS Camera project is now more than a decade old

By | March 15th, 2016|Amazon, biodiversity, camera, research|

Beginning in 2005, John Blake and I initiated a camera project at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station with then station manager Jaime Guerra and USFQ professor and station co-directors David Romo and Kelly Swing.  With the help of the "tigres", the guys that work at the station, cameras were deployed along the 30+ km of trails [...]

Farah Carrasco featured on UF Graduate School web site

By | March 11th, 2016|graduate students, Peru, research, TCD|

PhD student Farah Carrasco Rueda was featured on the front page of the University of Florida Graduate School web page (click here and look at "slider" pictures) as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week!!  Given the large number of graduate students on the University of Florida campus this is an honor indeed for Farah and [...]