Fall 2022 highlights
As we're toward the end of the fall semester, looking back to how this semester turned out, we're happy to share some highlights ... There were some challenges, ups and downs, but overall it was productive..
Representative sample of the Razafindratsima lab, Fall 2023 at the lab's holiday party, celebrating our diversity with a diversity of food from different countries/regions. From left to right: Jade Tonos, Jessica Stubbs, Anaid Cardenas Navarrete, Kat Culbertson, Vero Ramananjato & Onja Razafindratsima.
Back from the field ...
Some happy news to share from the past few months:
3) We recently came back from successful fieldwork. You may look at some of our field pictures here and read about Jade's most recent field update here. More updates soon..
Congratulations Vero for being awarded a Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research!
Congratulations Anaid for being selected an International Peace Scholar by the Philanthropic Educational Organization!
We have a new paper in Biotropica discussing the role academics plays to biodiversity science. "This effort stemmed from a symposium on this topic at the 2021 ATBC meeting and the lively discussions that followed. We consider some general principles that will help scientists engage in the most effective, ethically appropriate action to have long-term impacts and then present a set of general, practical suggestions of ways scientists can engage with broader systems to promote positive changes."
Congratulations Anaid & Nancia!
Congratulations to lab member Anaid for being awarded a Tinker Field Research grant from the Center of Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley to conduct a preliminary study on patterns of movement, foraging and habitat use of howler monkeys in Mexico for her PhD
We're happy to welcome Dr. Jadelys Tonos as a postdoc in the lab. she recently graduated from Rice University with a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, investigating the drivers and consequences of animal foraging behavior on seed dispersal and plant community composition.
We have a new paper in Oikos examining how space and variation between individual plants affect movement and visitation by frugivores foraging on individual fruiting plants.
We have a new paper in the Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution investigating how differences between frugivore communities at the forest edge and interior habitats of a diverse tropical rainforest relate to patterns of animal-mediated seed dispersal and early seedling recruitment.
We have a new paper in the journal Forest Policy and Economics reviewing the links between forests / tree-based systems and poverty dynamics.