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Report on construction of allometric functions for Costa Rican forests

At the link find the report: Construcción de Funciones Alométricas para Cos ta Rica en el Contexto del Proyecto de Protección Ambiental a través de la Protección d e los Bosques de Centro América (Informe final) by Dr. William Fonseca … Continue reading

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New soil maps and soil app for Costa Rica

I missed this until now, but this is probably relevant to many ACG researchers. The CIA (Center for Agronomic Research) of the University of Costa Rica released a new soil map in 2013 and have updated the map in 2016. … Continue reading

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ACG aerial photo preview

Those of you who are familiar with the InvestigadoresACG project know that one of our long-term goals is to create a repository of ACG knowledge that benefits all of our user communities. We decided to start with a set of … Continue reading

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ACG Parataxonomists in Global Context

A recent article in Conservation Biology considers the ACG parataxonomist program in the context of similar parataxonomist and paraecologist programs in India, Papua New Guinea, and southern Africa. Citizen science has been gaining momentum in the United States and Europe, … Continue reading

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Universal Access to the Sendero Natural

Congratulations are in order for the Programa de Ecoturismo of the ACG, who inaugurated the renovated sendero natural as a universal access trail this past Friday. The new trail is wheelchair accessible and has audio listening stations. Take a video … Continue reading

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ACG Fire Control Program in the news

Many members of the ACG family are featured in this Teletica report on the ACG firefighters – Salvando el Bosque Seco. The video runs 17 minutes and is from the TV newsmagazine show 7 Dias (think 60 minutes for US-based … Continue reading

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Tree planting / Green corridor initiative (updated)

The Restauración y Silvicultura program is starting a major tree planting initiative along the Pan-American highway to better connect the habitats of Santa Rosa with P.N. Guanacaste to the east. Read about it here. Update 24 April 2016: Vanessa Brenes … Continue reading

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ACG research into forest recovery in Nature

A group that includes current and former ACG researchers Justin Becknell, Jennifer Powers, Arturo Sanchez, and Nate Swenson has published a study of biomass resilience in secondary neotropical forests. The study draws on data collected from the ACG, among other … Continue reading

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New US regulations for newt and salamander import

From Roger Blanco: Public Bulletin 1-13-2016 Listing of 201Salamanders as Injurious

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Does research help to safeguard protected areas?

In a 2013 article titled Does research help to safeguard protected areas?, William Laurance asks if researchers provide some protective effects to biodiversity by their very presence in conserved wildlands. His answer is a qualified yes. The abstract is below: … Continue reading

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