Animal Behavior (BZ300) complete!

Much of May and June has been focused on teaching a summer 3-credit course at CSU in animal behavior. With 22 students in tow, we plowed through 15 chapters of Breed & Moore’s Animal Behavior, watched and discussed many hours of behavior videos and case studies, and practiced writing and editing mock NSF GRFP proposals and presenting journal articles. Many comments from students as well as … Continue reading Animal Behavior (BZ300) complete!

A Few Months In

Time for a little update. Since the last post, I’ve moved to Fort Collins, started working on teaching and research projects, and been back down to Perú for a 2 week visit. In Perú, I first stopped in Cusco with Kim and we met with collaborators Juan Carlos and Amanda to talk about frogs and permits and drop off museum samples (and to sample some local flavors). … Continue reading A Few Months In

New (for me) field site in Oxapampa, Perú

To hit the ground running in a new postdoctoral position this December, Molly, Kim, Elicio, and I flew out to Lima, filled up our trusty rented Hilux with supplies, and then set out up over the Andes to Oxapampa, Peru, catching some snow at the top (5200 m). On the way back down the other side of the mountains, a double decker bus decided to back up … Continue reading New (for me) field site in Oxapampa, Perú