PhD Student Farah Carrasco's work with Dr. Tremaine Gregory from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute showed that > 20 mammal species used natural canopy bridges to cross over linear clearings resulting from natural gas pipelines in the Peruvian rain forests. The article published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Vol. 5: 443, 2014) was recent [...]
Dr. C. Daniel Cadena (Universidad de los Andes, Bogota) and Dr. Jeff Norris (UWC, Costa Rica & Natural Solutions) are both scheduled to give Plenary talks at the IV Costa Rica Ornithological Congress in San Jose (22-24 July 2014). Daniel's talk is entitled "Por que es tan alta diversidad de aves en el norte de [...]
Bette joined the on-going UF-OTS graduate specialty course in Costa Rica and spent a stimulating day discussing biodiversity conservation issues with law professors from Costa Rica and UF, law and natural resource students from Costa Rica, Colombia and the US. The course, Tropical Conservation and Sustainable Development: Law, Policy and Practice, combines lectures, field site [...]
Our heartfelt congratulations to the Society for the Conservation of Birds of Brazil SAVE Brasil for winning the 2014 Muriqui Award for their work on protecting birds and forest habitat in the highly endangered ecosystems of the Atlantic Forests of southeast Brazil. This award is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards granted to individuals or organizations [...]
The staff at OTS (@OTS_OET) have put their creativity hats on once again! They developed a wish list for items that would enrich the daily experiences of researchers and students at their varied field sites in South Africa and Costa Rica. To obtain these items, they are counting on a crowdfunding campaign to raise the [...]
Farah Carrasco Rueda is off to Peru on 30 April to begin her pilot field season examining the conservation value of forest trips in palm plantations. Farah is funded by a TCD field research grant. Oscar Gonzalez left for Carpish Mountains of Peru on 1 May to wrap up data collection for his PhD dissertation that [...]
Bette visited FSU on 11 April to meet with faculty and students and present a seminar entitled "Manakins and fruit: how ecological services are affected by local context, species- and sex-specific requirements".
Congratulations to Farah Carrasco Rueda, PhD student in SNRE, and Flavia Montano, PhD student in WEC, who both received field research grants from Tinker funds in the Center for Latin American Studies as part of the Tropical Conservation and Development program grant competition. Farah will work in Peru on a project entitled "What is the [...]
Check out this new article: Arboreal camera trapping: taken a proven method to new heights doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12177 Farah Carrasco Rueda (PhD student at UF) and her colleagues describe the effectiveness of putting cameras in the canopy to measure animal movement across natural canopy "bridges" that cross a natural gas pipeline clearing.