Category Archives: Eleutherodactylus

New paper on the acoustic niche hypothesis and coquí frogs

Yesterday my new paper got published in PeerJ: Villanueva-Rivera LJ. (2014) Eleutherodactylus frogs show frequency but no temporal partitioning: implications for the acoustic niche hypothesis. PeerJ 2:e496 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.496 Although a good part of it was a chapter of my MS thesis, I recently added a … Continue reading

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The chytrid fungus is not a threat to the Puerto Rican coquí (Eleutherodactylus coqui)

The fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has been blamed for many declines in amphibian populations. One of these cases was the Eleutherodactylus frogs from Puerto Rico. However, a new paper shows one of the major problems with the current research on the … Continue reading

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A critique of the paper “Potential causes for amphibian declines in Puerto Rico” by Burrowes, Joglar and Green

One of the great things about blogs is that it allows scientists to express their ideas in a more open and direct way. The old way to criticize a paper was to write a letter or a paper and try … Continue reading

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