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Puerto Rican crested toad reproduces after rains brought by Tropical Storm Karen

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The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources announced a reproductive event of the Puerto Rican crested toad was recorded in the Guánica Dry Forest following the rains brought to the region by Tropical Storm Karen. This is the first event documented in the last two years since Hurricane Maria. The Puerto Rican crested toad is an endangered species.

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Center for Coastal Conservation and Restoration celebrates 10th anniversary

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Vida Marina, the Center for Coastal Conservation and Restoration of the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla celebrates its 10th anniversary. This center had been distinguished for its commitment to educate the community through the conservation and ecological restoration of the northeast coast of Puerto Rico.

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Carla Restrepo: Leaving a mark with ecological studies

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Dr. Carla Restrepo

At some point in our lives we have asked questions regarding the environment, the animals that inhabit planet earth, and climatic conditions. How does an increase in temperature could affect some organisms? How do small changes in a specific environment can have a large-scale effect on our planet? How does human activity affect our bodies of water? These are some of the questions that Dr. Restrepo, an ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras, is attempting to answer through her research projects.

Generation Z: hope to decrease environmental impact

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Studies show that young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more proactive in supporting initiatives that decrease the ecological impact caused by humans in the last decades.

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The benefits of Iguanas

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Puertorrican ecologists, Jhoset Burgos Rodríguez and Kevin Avilés Rodríguez, in collaboration with Jason Kolbe from the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Rhode Island, described the ecological contribution of Iguanas. Their study documents the role of these reptiles in seed dispertion and germination.

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World wide recognition for Puertorrican environmentalist

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Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera helped lead a successful campaign to establish a nature reserve in Puerto Rico’s Northeast Ecological Corridor—an important nesting ground for the endangered leatherback sea turtle—and protect the island’s natural heritage from harmful development.

Where the leatherback sea turtle calls home

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The coqui's musical notes

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Luis Villanueva, doctoral candidate at Purdue University in Indiana, just published a study that looked at the acoustic niches used by coqui frogs. The study was published in the journal PeerJ.

 

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A virtual Puerto Rican safari on the internet

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If you ask the average Puerto Rican student the name of five wild animals, the answer will probably contain animals such as lion, elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, or zebra. Rarely will they mention fauna from their own archipelago. The reason is probably that these native animals are seldom mentioned in textbooks or classrooms. Dr. Eddie Laboy Nieves has undertaken a project to change the Puerto Rican public's knowledge of their own fauna. The Puerto Rican Fauna Videoteque collects over 210 videos of animals endemic to our islands.

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Aumentar la diversidad en la disciplina de la Ecología

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Un miembro de CienciaPR, Ricardo J Colón-Rivera, ha publicado un artículo en la revista de la Sociedad Eclógica de América (EUA) acerca de la importancia de aumentar la diversidad de los ecólogos y mejorar la comunicación científica con el público en general.

Lo puedes encontrar aquí:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242013673_Seeds_of_a_New_Millennium

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