Field course on Frugivory and Seed Dispersal finished

Curso de Frugivoria em Ilha de Cardoso, SP, Brazil

The 2007 edition of the field course on Frugivory and Seed Dispersal finished. We had an excellent time at Ilha de Cardoso. Not many ripe fruits of palmito juçara (Euterpe edulis) this year but we carried out lots of focal watches at Symplocos trees and other species. As ever, a fantastic experience with a great group students, mainly brazilian this year. We had José María Gómez (Rocka) and Rodolfo Dirzo as invited professors, joining Mauro, Wesley, Marco Aurélio and myself.

Megafauna

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.

Collaborative project CSIC-CNPq with Brazil

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.