Category Archives: Puerto Rico

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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Experimenting with preprints

The online journal PeerJ has introduced a new feature to biology that has a great potential: a preprint archive. This type of archive seems to be very popular in other fields, in particular arXiv for physics and math. Preprint archives serve … Continue reading

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Listening for species

The good friends, and mentors, of the Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network (ARBIMON) got a lot of press this week after a new publication in PeerJ. They have developed a system that researchers can train to detect species calls automatically. More … Continue reading

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Posted the data for the Acevedo and Villanueva 2006 paper

I have just posted online the data used for the paper: Acevedo, M. A. and L. J. Villanueva-Rivera. 2006. Using automated digital recording systems as effective tools for the monitoring of birds and amphibians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:211-214. Data files … 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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