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How do Túngara frogs survive a killer fungus?

How do Túngara frogs survive a killer fungus?

August 04, 2014

Ryan and his team readied themselves by swabbing túngara skin for four field seasons before chytrid struck in 2012. So far, the impact seems minimal...

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What are canopy ants up to?

What are canopy ants up to?

July 28, 2014

Max Adams delighted in climbing trees and playing with bugs when he was a toddler in Louisiana. Two decades later not a lot has changed...

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How do larvae swim in a hot-tub world?

How do larvae swim in a hot-tub world?

July 21, 2014

Karen Chan carefully fills custom-made Plexiglas chambers with warm seawater, flips on the spotlights, hits the record button and drapes a dark curtain over her makeshift movie set...

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Why fear Bats?

Why fear Bats?

July 11, 2014

As manager of Rachel Page’s bat lab, May Dixon juggles a dozen things at once. She briefs new arrivals on tropical diseases, trains them how to safely capture bats and coordinates field activities...

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When is it optimal to build a trail?

When is it optimal to build a trail?

July 07, 2014

Tom Bochynek could not have chosen a more fitting spot to ask what lessons nature may hold for the transfer of human cargo and information...

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WHY WEEVILS?

WHY WEEVILS?

June 30, 2014

Weevils can be found anywhere there are plants or plant remains. They feed on leaves in the forest canopy, burrow into tree bark, scavenge through leaf litter on the forest floor...

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WHAT KEEPS SEEDS VIABLE FOR SO LONG?

WHAT KEEPS SEEDS VIABLE FOR SO LONG?

June 23, 2014

The hot and humid tropical forest floor voraciously decomposes virtually anything that is biodegradable...

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Does El Niño make fish go hungry?

Does El Niño make fish go hungry?

June 16, 2014

Kirsteen MacKenzie plunges from a STRI research vessel into the Bay of Panama with a snorkel and a net...

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BUCKETS OF BIODIVERSITY

BUCKETS OF BIODIVERSITY

June 09, 2014

The seawater Michael Boyle collects aboard a research vessel in the Bay of Panama fails to impress at first glance...

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IS FOREST FRAGMENTATION DRIVING VIRUS EMERGENCE?

IS FOREST FRAGMENTATION DRIVING VIRUS EMERGENCE?

June 02, 2014

Marco Marklewitz sometimes starts experiments in his gumboots. When his colleagues’ socks are ripe for a washing, his instead are put in a mosquito trap and hoisted into the tropical forest canopy...

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