Projects List

Current research projects by campus staff

Compost optimization with effective microorganisms and biodigester digestates, Fabricio Camacho, fabricio@uga.edu Visit my Research Page

Butterflies of Costa Rica, Jose Montero, researchcr@uga.edu

Bird collisions on reflective windows, Martha Garro, ugacrheadnaturalist@gmail.com

Current research by independent researchers and graduate students

Water quality in the Bellbird Biological Corridor, Thomas Shahady, Lynchburg College, shahady@lynchburg.edu

Determining community composition and distribution of terrestrial and arboreal mammals in regenerating premontane wet forest by means of camera trapping, Ernest Minnema, UGA Costa Rica, e.minnema@gmail.com

Biodiversity Thresholds and Functional Traits as Determinants of the Resilience of Mammals in Fragmented Landscapes of Costa Rica. Jordan Rogan, Ph.D. Student: Texas A&M University, roganjordan23@gmail.com

Examining Animal Movement Patterns in a Fragmented Landscape to Inform Wildlife Conservation Planning in the Corredor Biológico Pájaro Campana, Costa Rica, Cody Cox, Ph.D. Student: University of Georgia, codycox75@uga.edu

Response of aquatic invertebrates to seasonal and flow changes in the Alondra and Bruja Streams, MSc Student: University of Georgia, Darixa Hernandez, darixa.hernandez@uga.edu

Effects of climate and altitudinal gradients on the bromeliad fauna of Cerro Monteverde, Sarah Amundrud, Ph.D. Student: University of British Columbia, amundrud@zoology.ubc.ca

Past research projects with peer reviewed papers

Use of physical and biological process models to understand the performance of tubular anaerobic digesters: Maureen N. Kinyua, Jie Zhang, Fabricio Camacho-Cespedes, Andres Tejada-Martinez, and Sarina J. Ergas.  Paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369703X15301157

Does the use of tubular digesters to treat livestock waste lower the risk of infection from Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia?: Maureen N. Kinyua, Ileana Wald, Fabricio Camacho-Céspedes, Ricardo Izurieta, Charles N. Haas, Sarina J. Ergas. Paper: http://jwh.iwaponline.com/content/14/5/738

Camacho-Céspedes, F. C., Lindquist, E. S., & Knight, G. V. (2007). Common trees of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, Costa Rica. Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica: INBio.

Manipulating tropical fire ants to reduce the coffee berry borer: Waring Trible, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York; Ron Carroll, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Paper: https://costarica.uga.edu/images/general/10_1111_een_12139.pdf

The Relationship between Anthropogenic Land Use and Health/Disease of Wild Birds in Costa Rica, Sonia M. Hernandez-Divers, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Paper: https://costarica.uga.edu/images/general/Graduate_Research_Sonia_Journal_article.pdf

Establishment, Reproduction and Genetics of Epiphytic Bromeliad Communities during Premontane Forest Succession in Costa Rica, Alfred Mario Cascante Marin, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Universiteit van Amsterdam, Paper: https://costarica.uga.edu/images/general/Graduate_Research_Cascante_2006_Elsevier_publication.pdf

Feeding effectiveness of Megaphobema mesomelas (Araneae, Theraphosidae) on two prey types: Scott Kosiba, Pablo Allen, and Gilbert Barrantes, Paper: https://costarica.uga.edu/images/general/Kosiba_et_al_1Jun2012.pdf

Forest cover, development, and sustainability in Costa Rica: Can one policy
fit all?
, Karen E. Allena and Steve Padgett Vásquez University of Georgia, Paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026483771630415X

Habitat Modification by the Leaf-Cutter Ant, Atta cephalotes, and Patterns of Leaf-Litter Arthropod Communities.  Rachel L. Wells, Serena K. Murphy and Matthew D. Moran. Hendrix College. Paper