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..
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.
Open Access costs for African Scholars
We have a new paper in Nature Correspondence discussing the dilemma of African scholars regarding publishing open access.
Forests, trees & poverty alleviation
We have a new paper in Forest Policy and Economics addressing the "need for greater integration of forests and trees in development policy"
We have a new paper in the International Journal of Primatology investigating several aspects of the microhabitat structure that the rufous mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus) might prefer and examining how this structural preference varies across a heterogeneous landscape of forests with different disturbance levels.
We have a new paper in Forest Policy and Economics highlighting "five research priorities that require urgent attention if policy makers and practitioners were to realize the potential for forests and tree-based systems to contribute to poverty alleviation"