Jacob presented on his experiment about disturbance and productivity at ESA in Louisville. Way to go with your first presentation, Jacob!
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
Hannah’s Masters work on Nile monitor distributions is now published in Frontiers of Biogeography!
Jason Schroeder successfully defended his doctoral dissertation against the barbarian hordes. Congratulations doctor!
Leo Ohyama (honorary lab member) has a paper accepted in Myrmecological News
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
- A paper on soil nutrient effects of the ranch experiment (Dave is 1 of 6 co-authors) is now accepted in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.