Outreach posters! Darko Cotoras and I put together a series out outreach posters showing some of the arachnids from La Selva Biological Station and Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica and Barro Colorado Island, Panamá. Click on the sites to see them!
[Click on the spider for video] Arthropods vibrating! I've become increasingly interested in why several animals vibrate, while flying, standing on a tree or the ground, or spiders in the web... this interested behavior is though to function as an anti-predators defensive strategy. However, very little is know about the mechanisms, function or evolutionary history of this trait. I look forward for feeding on this topic!
Outreach publication on the effect of river noise in the vocalization of a bird (pdf)