Great day, as we finally were switched from botany to zoology (I am a
Professor in zoology). In the local secondary forest the frogs and lizards are
overabundant and the number and diversity of birds is limited. No one is sure how the forest looked when it was a primary forest, since this type is
lost in Puerto Rico. Our enthusiastic group assisted in research on
litter frogs and lizards to support the idea that the standard population
parameters are different between different forest stands and are related
to the slopes. In addition, we discovered a lot of tropical invertebrates
(which I loved most) like scorpions, pseudoscorpions, myriapods, diplopods
etc. The research will contribute to the development of sustainable
tropical forestry and restoration of primary forests considering the
biodiversity issues. And at the end of the day we went to a local town to
dance all the Latino dances, which was cool.
Kris Miyashiro - it looks like you are having an amazing time, seeing amazing things and meeting wonderful people. We are all keeping up to date with your adventures via the blog and can't wait to see you next week!!