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Vanessa Luna to join the Lab in August 2017

By | June 1st, 2017|conservation, ecology, graduate students, interdisciplinary, LAS, Peru, TCD|

A big welcome to Vanessa Luna Celino who will join the lab and become the newest "Gator" in August 2017.  Vanessa is supported by a competitive graduate assistantship from the Center for Latin American Studies and will be working towards the Master's of Latin American Studies degree (MALAS) with a specialization in Tropical Conservation [...]

Amazon Dams Network first RCN meeting coming soon in Flagstaff, Arizona

By | May 12th, 2017|Amazon, biodiversity, conservation, development, ecology, interdisciplinary, RCN, TCD|

Funded by NSF's Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems, the Amazon Dams Network will meet with partners from UF Geological Survey, Federal Universities of Tocantins and Rondonia in Brazil, Northern Arizona University, among others, in Flagstaff, Arizona from 14-18 May.  This first RCN workshop will promote cross-sectorial dialogue and learning across geographical borders, focusing on [...]

Exciting week of nothing but seed dispersal

By | May 22nd, 2016|birds, ecology, interdisciplinary, research, seed dispersal|

From 9-13 May, Bette spent one glorious week talking about seed dispersal at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center under the excellent leadership of a dynamic trio of young women scientists: Noelle Beckman (SESYNC), Clare Aslan NAU) and Haldre Rogers (Iowa State University).  This team had assembled a stellar cast of empirical, mathematical and theoretical biologists together [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]