Photos of megafauna fruits
Go here if you want a view of megafauna fruits photos . These were taken by Mauro Galetti and me at the Museo Goeldi Herbarium (Belem, Brazil) and correspond to species we analyzed in our ongoing project on megafauna fruits.
Phylogeography of Frangula alnus
Our manuscript “Hampe, A., J. Arroyo, P. Jordano, and R.J. Petit. 2003. Rangewide phylogeography of a bird-dispersed Eurasian shrub: contrasting Mediterranean and temperate glacial refugia” is now tentatively accepted for Molecular Ecology vol. 12, pending minor changes.
New research projects for the next 3 years
Both Jordi and myself just received the approval of our new projects for the next 3 years by the spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia. This is great news. These projects will keep our two main research lines on landscape patterns of gene flow via seed dispersal by frugivorous animals and on complex networks of interaction (food webs and mutualistic, plant-animal interaction webs).
We just received approval for a collaborative project with Mauro Galetti (UNESP, Rio Claro, Brazil), as a part of the agreement between the spanish CSIC and brazilian CNPq for years 2004-2005. We’ll focus on palm seed dispersal ecology, megafauna fruits, and comparisons of fruit-frugivore communities and keystone species characteristics in neotropical and Mediterranean habitats. It’s going to be great fun.