Brazil field course

Field Course Frugivory and Seed Dispersal, Brazil

I’ve been in Brazil again for the 7th edition of our field course “Frugivoria e Dispersão de Sementes”, co-organized with Mauro Galetti, Marco A. Pizo, and Wesley Silva. This year we run the course in Intervales Park, since Cardoso was not available due to logistic problems. It was a great success, and projects run nicely. Besides, Intervales is an impressive area.

Fruit color brief course

Course on measurement of colors of flowers and fruits

Together with Alfredo Valido, I gave a short and introductory course on fruit colors and their measurement. We gave that course just prior to the ECOFLOR meeting in Valencia, one of the nicest meetings we have here, where a bunch of great people working on pollination biology get together.

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.