Tomorrow (Tuesday July 8) there will be an informal research presentation in the PEB classroom, Santa Rosa, at 1 PM. All are invited to attend. For more information contact Cathy Hulshof.
UPDATE: From Géraldine Derroire, PhD Candidate, FONASO Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme, College of Natural Sciences, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY), Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom
The research presentations that were held recently in Santa Rosa were a huge hit (so were the cacao and mesquite cookies!). Here is a brief summary of the researchers who presented their work:
Rolando Ramos Jiménez: Activities conducted by the Programa de Educación Biológica
Cathy Hulshof: Taxonomic and functional diversity along an altitudinal gradient in Peninsula Santa Elena
Géraldine Derroire: Secondary succession in tropical dry forests
Saul Chevez Hernandez and Monica Myers: Ecology, behavior, genetics and physiology of primates in ACG
Tim Treuer: Determinants of structure and composition of biological communities in a regenerating dry forest using ultrasonic and audio recorders
Christina Smith: Liana diversity and abundance in tropical dry forests of ACG and Palo Verde
Leland Werden: Restoration of dry forest on vertisols in Estación Experimental Forestal Horizontes
Monica Myers: Phytoestrogens and primate diet and behavior
Daniel Perez Aviles: Availability for plant identification needs
Thanks to PEB for hosting us and thank you all for coming! We hope you can join us for future Charlas con Café!
Los invitamos a disfrutar de la exposición Fotográfica Costa Rica: Fronteras Naturales
Lugar: Museo Histórico Casona de Santa Rosa
Horario: 8am a 4pm
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They say a picture is worth 1000 words, and the image below, from Mexico’s CONABIO, illustrates just how brutal this year’s fire season was for the ACG, and Horizontes in particular.
Get more info and view the data for Mexico and Central America at the project website.
There is a new biodiversity information portal for Costa Rica. The EcoBiosis Portal currently contains about 500 records, so at present it’s better for browsing than for searching, but definitely something to keep an eye on. It contains sections for endemic, threatened, and fossil species.