Paper published about costs of begging

After 7 years of reformatting, reworking, adding data, and reworking again, in the end it took an extensive literature review of over 70 papers to justify the value of repeating experiments in non-avian taxa about a question that’s been studied over 60 times in birds. But, finally, the last piece of data from the third chapter of my PhD dissertation is finally published, now in … Continue reading Paper published about costs of begging

OTS ETC 2018 Field Course complete

January and February 2018 were 110% focused on coordinating the Ecología Tropical y Conservación course (in Spanish) for the Organization for Tropical Studies. It was an exceptionally great group of 20 students, plus visits from 27 invited professors, all-in-all representing 12 countries. You can read more about the course at the course’s website. “Conocer a todas estas personas entre compañeros, profesores y coordinadores fue una … Continue reading OTS ETC 2018 Field Course complete

New paper in Zoomorphology

Here’s a new paper out titled “Developmental morphology of granular skin glands in pre-metamorphic egg-eating poison frogs”. Its work done in collaboration with Dr. Lauren O’Connell at Harvard, taking the next step from the findings of my PhD dissertation that poison frog mothers provision their offspring with alkaloids. The study shows that tadpoles develop their glands around the same time that we first saw alkaloids … Continue reading New paper in Zoomorphology