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Mammals use natural canopy bridges to cross over gas pipelines

By | July 24th, 2014|camera, research, TCD, tropical|

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 [...]

Two Former PhD Students are Plenary Speakers in Costa Rica

By | June 26th, 2014|biodiversity, conference, conservation, Costa Rica, tropical|

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 [...]

UF-OTS Graduate Specialty Course in Costa Rica

By | June 17th, 2014|Costa Rica, courses, ecology, field station, graduate students, interdisciplinary, OTS, TCD, teaching, tropical|

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 [...]

SAVE Brasil wins 2014 Muriqui Award

By | May 29th, 2014|Atlantic Forests, Brazil, conservation|

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 [...]

OTS launches crowdfunding campaign to give students and researchers a boost

By | May 25th, 2014|Costa Rica, field station, graduate students, OTS, research, South Africa, teaching, tropical|

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 [...]

Lab members receive field research grants

By | April 12th, 2014|ecology, graduate students, LAS, research, SNRE, TCD, WEC|

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 [...]

Article on Arboreal Camera Trapping

By | March 13th, 2014|camera, ecology, research|

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.