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Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Peccaries

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Date: June 8, 2017 Source: Michel, N. L., Sherry, T. W., & Carson, W. P. (2013). The omnivorous collared peccary negates an insectivore-generated trophic cascade in Costa Rican wet tropical forest understory. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30(01), 1-11. Summary: Leaf-litter disturbance by omnivorous peccaries can reverse trophic cascades. In tropical forest, insectivores, such as birds… Continue reading

Brown Forest Skink

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Scientific name – Sphenomorphus cherries Common name – Brown Forest Skink Biodiversity loss has increased at Las Selva Research Station in the last several years and understanding even the smallest creature’s dynamics will be beneficial in its protection. In 2013, the IUCN listed the skink as a species of least concern because of its wide… Continue reading