It is envisioned as a safe alternative for researching the ecology and biology of these amphibians.
While studying a fungus that is rapaciously threatening amphibian populations around the world, Puerto Rican scientist Janelle A. Peña found a technique for direct developmental frog tagging in juvenile stages, which presents less risk to the organisms, is an economical option for researchers, and proved to be efficient with individuals up to 10 millimeters in diameter.
n October 27, 2020, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) presented four awards to leading female researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of women in neuroscience. This was the most competitive year and the most nominations received in the history of an international organization of more than 38,000 members. "SfN is honored to recognize this stellar group of neuroscientists for their pioneering research and leadership in advancing women in neuroscience," said SfN President Barry Everitt, Ph.D. “These women are dedicated to both innovative and creative approaches to science issues as well as advising, advocating, and being role models for young scientists and minorities.
Several studies done at the University of Puerto Rico inform on the impact of an invasive species, the phillipine orchid (Spathoglottis plicata), which competes with the native species of orchid Bletia patula. They urge the public not to take and replant this exotic orchid in order to control the dispersion of the plant and the effects on the ecosystem.
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The Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences at the Rio Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico announces a search to fill a full time, tenure track faculty position to begin in August 2016.
More than 100 students from private and public schools throughout Puerto Rico participated in the first Chemistry Student Congress at the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras campus. The activity was organized by the campus' American Chemical Society (ACS) chapter and the ACS Chem clubs at the high school level. The activity included workshops, discussions and a plenary session with Dr. Luis Echegoyen from the University of Texas.