Our lab and others published a paper in Ecosphere on trade‐offs and synergies in a payment‐for‐ecosystem services program on ranchlands in the Everglades headwaters

Jacob presented on his experiment about disturbance and productivity at ESA in Louisville. Way to go with your first presentation, Jacob!

Vero Urgiles and colleagues named a frog after Pedro!


As you might have heard, Pedro was honored by Vero and her colleagues who named a newly described species of terrestrial frogs after him. Some say they can see the resemblance between Prismantis quintanai and Pedro. What do you think?

To read more, you can read this article in Pensoft’s blog. Or you might look for the article:

Urgiles VL, Székely P, Székely D, Christodoulides N, Sanchez-Nivicela JC, Savage AE (2019) Genetic delimitation of Pristimantis orestes (Lynch 1979) and P. saturninoi Brito et al., 2017 and the description of two new terrestrial frogs from the Pristimantis orestes species group (Anura, Strabomantidae). ZooKeys 864: 111-146. Link here

Jason’s first chapter of his dissertation is published in Ecosphere! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.2100/full

  • Dave’s collaboration with other UCF and MAERC folks (Ho et al. 2018) about the ranch wetland experiment’s effects on soil nutrients is now available at Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. And here.

  • Jason and Dave have a paper accepted in Ecosphere about the error sensitivities of different beta diversity measures. Bottom line = some βs are much better than others!

  • Pedro and colleagues recently published two papers:
    • Menges, E., Crate, S.J.H., Quintana-Ascencio, P.F.. 2017. Dynamics of gaps, vegetation, and plant species with and without fire. American Journal of Botany | pdf

    • de la Cruz, Marcelino, Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio, Luis Cayuela, Carlos I. Espinosa, Adrián Escudero. 2017. Comment on “The extent of forest in dryland biomes.” Science | pdf