Monthly Archives: September 2016


Lower-ranking manakin males display more at larger leks

By | September 30th, 2016|Atlantic Forests, birds, Brazil, lek, Manakin, manakins, sexual selection|

Our paper on "Trade-offs in male display activity with lek size" is now published on PlosOne: Cestari, C., B. A. Loiselle, and M. A. Pizo. Trade-offs in male display activity with lek size. PloS ONE: 11(9): e0162943 Click here to see the publication. The field research was led by Cesar Cestari and involved simultaneous filming [...]

Hernan Alvarez joins other WCS Gators in Ecuador

By | September 22nd, 2016|conservation, Ecuador, graduate students, TCD|

Hernan Alvarez received his TCD graduate certificate and M. Sc. degree from Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at UF in the Loiselle lab in 2015.  Shortly after that he returned to Ecuador as the "Technician in Community-based and Participatory Management" at Wildlife Conservation Society program in Ecuador.  He uses his experiences working with indigenous communities and conservation [...]

Oscar Gonzalez accepts Assistant Professor position at Emmanuel College

By | September 11th, 2016|graduate students, Peru|

Oscar earned his PhD in 2015 from UF's School from Natural Resources and the Environment.  His dissertation research explored species interactions between flowering plants and birds in elfin forests of the high Andes in Peru.  In August 2016, he moved to a new faculty position teaching undergraduate biology at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia.  [...]

Manakin Genomics Research Coordination Network group meets in SERC

By | September 11th, 2016|Genomics, Manakin, RCN, research|

The second annual meeting of the NSF-funded Manakin Genomics Research Coordination Network met from 13-16 August at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland.  43 individuals participated including graduate and undergraduate students, post-docs, faculty and research scientists from Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, and Peru.  This meeting focused on advancing activities of 7 working groups.  [...]