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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 [...]

TCD Crowd-funding Projects Go Live!

By | February 22nd, 2016|graduate students, TCD, teaching|

Environmental education, dholes, bears, sirens, and communities - these are the focus of 5 crowd-funding projects that are part of the TCD Fundraising Skills for Conservation and Development course.  Click here to learn more about the exciting work of these UF TCD students.  Not only are these students learning how to use social media for [...]

Heading back to the Amazon

By | December 24th, 2015|Amazon, biodiversity, Bolivia, camera, Ecuador, research|

Winter break means field work!  On my way back to Yasuni Biosphere Reserve today for another field season in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  This is year 16 for our project on population dynamics of tropical birds, with a special emphasis on manakins.  This field trip I will find out if "old red" a 19+ yr old [...]

Productive visit to UNESP

By | December 18th, 2015|birds, Brazil|

Wrapping up a two week visit with colleagues Marco Pizo and Cesar Cestari as part of our Science without Borders grant investigating the integration of sexual selection and optimal foraging using white-bearded manakin (Manacus manacus) as a model.  We managed to submit two articles in the past few days about this work and have plans [...]

Wrapping up The Amazon seminar

By | December 14th, 2015|Amazon, Brazil, courses, Ecuador, graduate students, interdisciplinary, LAS, Peru, TCD, teaching|

I had the distinct privilege of co-teaching The Amazon seminar with Dr. Marianne Schmink in Fall 2015 - what a great experience!  Marianne has been teaching this foundation inter-disciplinary seminar since 1981 when she first taught the course with Drs. Charles Wagley and Chuck Wood.  This fall we had 16 fabulous students and several faculty [...]

Hernan Alvarez finishes his M. Sc. degree

By | December 14th, 2015|Amazon, conservation, development, Ecuador, graduate students, interdisciplinary|

Congratulations to Hernan Alvarez who successfully defended his M. Sc. thesis on 2 November and turned in his thesis on 2 December 2015.  His thesis, entitled "Perceptions, participation, and success in two community-based programs in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon", examined stakeholder responses to two environmental monitoring programs in the Amazon.  Hernan is back in Ecuador [...]