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Tools and Strategies for Conservation and Development in the Amazon

By | October 31st, 2017|Amazon, biodiversity, Bolivia, Brazil, climate change, Peru|

Recently, several of us from the lab participated in a workshop organized by UF's Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program: "Tools and Strategies for Conservation and Development in the Amazon: Lessons Learned and Future Pathways".  This workshop brought together ~105 individuals including academics, conservation and development practitioners, research scientists, lawyers, donors, indigenous people, from USA, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]