Bette Loiselle

Bette Loiselle

Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program
Center for Latin American Studies &
Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
110 Newins-Ziegler Hall
P.O. Box 110430
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel. 352-846-0592 or 352-273-4706
Email: loiselleb@ufl.edu

Education

 

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Zoology (major), Botany (minor), December 1987.

M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Biology, August 1981.

B.A. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Biology, August 1979.

Research Interests

Tropical Ecology/Conservation Biology. Ecology of seed dispersal from plant and animal perspectives; population dynamics of birds; spatial structure and social organization of leks and consequences for reproductive skew and population structure in manakins; applications of Geographic Information Systems for biodiversity research and conservation; research and education networks for sustainability science.

Positions (post-doctoral)

Director (8/11 to present), Tropical Conservation and Development Program, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Professor (8/11 to present), Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Director (2/10 to 8/11), Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Adjunct Professor (2/10 to present), Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Professor (4/05 to 2/10), Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Program Officer (9/06 to 8/08), Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (2-year detail from UM-St. Louis to NSF)

Associate Professor (8/96 to 3/05), Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Director (7/97 to 8/03), International Center for Tropical Ecology, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Conservation Fellow (7/03 to present), Conservation Institute, Saint Louis Zoo.

Research Associate (1/99 to present), Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO.

Coordinator, Ecología de Ecosistemas Amazônicos(1999, 2000), Tropical Biology: an ecological approach (1988, 1990, 1991), Organization for Tropical Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Assistant Professor (8/90 to 7/96), Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Research Associate (Adjunct) (1/88 to 7/90), Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Naturalist (1987-1990), Betchart Expeditions, Cupertino, CA.

Honors/Awards

C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award, University of Missouri, 2005.
Fulbright Scholar, Argentina, May-August 2004.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Miami, February 1998.

Teaching Experience (post-doctoral)

Graduate courses at UM-St. Louis: Theory and Application of Conservation Biology; Public Policy of Conservation and Sustainable Development (with E. Silva, Political Science); Application of Geographic Information Systems for Conservation Research; Ecological Research in Temperate Zones (field ecology course); Seminar in Frugivory and Seed Dispersal; Seminar in Tropical Forest Fragmentation; Coordinator of the Conservation Internship Program at UM-St. Louis.

Undergraduate courses at UM-St. Louis: Conservation Biology; Senior Seminar (Emerging Issues in Conservation).

Graduate courses taught during Fulbright Lecture/Research award in Argentina: Applications of Geographic Information Systems; Species Distribution Modeling: theory and practice; Independent Research in Geographic Information Systems (all courses taught in Spanish).

Graduate courses for Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University): Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Birds (coordinator, May 2009); Tropical Biology: an ecological approach (coordinator for 4 courses; long-term visiting faculty on 4 courses; 8 credit hours each); Ecología de Ecosistemas Amazônicos (co-coordinator for first course in Peru in May 1999 and in May 2000; 4 credit hours)

Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Miami, Habitat- and Landscape-level Approaches to Conservation (2 credit graduate level short course) (February 1998).

Visiting Faculty, Organization for Tropical Studies: Regular participant on Tropical Biology: an ecological approach, Ecología de Poblaciones, and Ecología de Ecosistemas Amazônicos courses (85-3, 88-2; 92-3, 94-10; 96-2; 97-2; 99-1, 99-2, 2001-13).

Visiting Faculty, Universidad de Bolivia-La Paz, Tunquini Field Station, Bolivia: Plant-animal Interactions (July 2002, 10 days; in Spanish).

Visiting Faculty, Instituto de Ecología, Universad de México-Xalapa: Ornitología Neotropical (July 1998; 1 week; in Spanish)

Visiting Faculty, Tropical Field Biology course for graduate students of Andean countries, Fundacion Educacion Superior, La Planada Nature Reserve, Colombia (July 1994).

Visiting Faculty, Universidad de Puerto Rico: Special Topics course for graduate students (March 22-29, 1992).

Special Training for Geographic Information Systems Applications:
Introduction to ARC/INFO, ESRI 40-hour course, St. Louis, MO (April 1993).
Advanced ARC/INFO, ESRI 40-hour course, St. Louis, MO (April 1994).
UNIX Operations, UM-St. Louis Continuing Education course, 16-hours (February 1995).

Students

Past Advisor:

Romo C., M. 1993. Seasonal variation in fruit consumption and seed dispersal by canopy frugivorous bats in lowland mature and successional forests of Peru. M. Sc. thesis, UM-St. Louis. (Completing PhD at Turku, Finland; formerly in charge of RAP Program for Conservation International in Lima, Peru; currently Education and Research Coordinator for ACCA at Los Amigos Biological Station in Manu corridor, Peru).

Evan Notman. 1994. Factors affecting seed survival in two tropical tree species of a Peruvian rain forest. M. Sc. thesis, UM-St. Louis. (PhD, Miami University; Teaching and coordinating REU Program for the Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica, AAAS Fellow in Environmental Policy, 2003-2004; NSF Program Officer, 2006-2008).

Melissa Hayes. 1994. Consequences of fruit color polymorphism in Rubus spectabilis: an experimental investigation of fruit removal by birds. M. Sc. thesis, UM-St. Louis. (Veterinarian, New York).

Jaqueline M. Goerck. 1995. Birds of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil: patterns of rarity and species distributions along an elevational gradient. M. Sc. thesis, UM-St. Louis. (PhD, UM-St. Louis; Director, BirdLife International Program in southeast Brazil).

Mark Yoder. 1996. Fruit and seed morphological traits determining seed-handling behavior in the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis). M. Sc. thesis, UM-St. Louis. (Formerly in charge of Bali Mynah reintroduction program in Indonesia; now working with Field Conservation Program of Dallas Zoo).

Gillian Bowser. 1998. Genetics, geographics, and prairie dogs: a landscape model of prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) dispersal. Ph.D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (formerly Assistant Chief of Resources, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve Copper Center, Alaska; also on special assignment to the Director of the US National Park Service; currently Associate Dean, Colorado State University).

Luis Miguel Renjifo. 1998. Effects of the landscape matrix on composition and conservation of bird communities. Ph.D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Director, Conservation Biology, Alexander von Humboldt Institute [National Biodiversity Institute], Bogota, Colombia; currently Dean, School of Environmental and Rural Studies, Javeriana University, Bogota).

Jaqueline M. Goerck. 1999. Ecology and evolution of Drymophila and Hypocnemis antbirds in the Atlantic forests of Brazil. Ph.D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Director, BirdLife International Program in southeast Brazil).

Gilbert Barrantes. 2000. Ecology and evolution of Phainoptila melanoxantha (Bombycillidae, Aves) in the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama. Ph.D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Professor, Biology, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica).

Sandra Arango. 2002. Edge effects on tree regeneration in the Colombian Andes. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (presently Research Assistant, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Colombia).

Andrea Loayza. 2002. Ecology and movements of frugivorous bats between forest islands and continuous forest in Beni Biological Station and Biosphere Reserve, Bolivia. (Fulbright fellowship for M.Sc. program; currently professor in Bolivia; Bolivia).

Tibisay Escalona. 2003. Maternal effects on reproductive success in a river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) in southern Venezuela. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Venezuela).

Tanya Montenegro. 2005. Population characterization and spatial distribution of Ecuadendron acosta-solisianum D. A. Neill (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae): a highly endangered endemic tree species of western Ecuador. M.Sc., UM-St. Louis. (Co-advisor with Dr. David Neill, Missouri Botanical Garden). (Curator, Guayaquil Herbarium, Ecuador).

P. Daniel Hernandez. 2005. M.Sc. (non-thesis), UM-St. Louis. (Colombia/USA) (currently working for Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA).

Jose Fabara. 2005. Oil companies in national parks: a case study of Yasuni National Park, Amazonian Ecuador. M.Sc., UM-St. Louis. (Ecuador, Fulbright fellow, 2003-2005).

C. Daniel Cadena. 2006. Biogeography of Buarremon brush-finches (Aves, Emberizinae): Integrating Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Assistant Professor, Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia).

Seema Sheth. 2006. Habitat occupancy of a primate community in Amazonia Ecuador. M.Sc., UM-St. Louis. (Research Analyst, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden 2006-2008; PhD student, University of Colorado, 2008-present; USA/India).

Grace P. Servat. 2006. Effect of local and regional factors on foraging ecology of Polylepis bird assemblage. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (leading non-profit conservation organization in Peru).

Kimberly Holbrook. 2006. Seed dispersal limitation in a Neotropical nutmeg, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae): and ecological and genetic approach. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (USA) (Spain post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Pedro Jordano, Sevilla, Spain).

T. Patricia Feria. 2007. Predicting species distributions: effects of range size and niche specialization. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis (Mexico) (CONACyT post-doctoral Fellow, UNAM, Mexico; Assistant Professor, University of Texas-PanAmerican).

Milton Muldrow. 2007. Breaking down barriers to forest regeneration. M.Sc., UM-St. Louis. (Program Assistant, National Science Foundation; USA).

Renata Durães. 2008. Spatial and temporal dynamics of lekking behavior and female mate choice in the Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata, AVES: Pipridae). Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Brazil) (Post-doctoral associate at UCLA).

Wendy Tori. 2008. Sexual selection in an exploded lekking species: the white-crowned manakin (Pipra pipra). Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Peru) (Assistant Professor, Earlham College).

Andrea Loayza. 2009. Closing the seed dispersal loop for Guettarda viburnoides (Rub.): Connecting patterns of avian seed dispersal with population growth in a Neotropical savanna. Ph. D. diss., UM-St. Louis. (Post-doctoral Associate, Universidad de La Serena, Chile).

Jose Hidalgo. 2010. M.Sc. (non-thesis), UM-St. Louis. (Ecuador) (currently based in San Francisco, CA)

Karen Bauman. 2010. How does the abundance and distribution of resources affect female raccoon home ranges in an urban park? M.Sc.thesis, UM-St. Louis. (USA) (Research technician, Saint Louis Zoo)

Current Advisor:

Jeff Norris (USA), Ph.D. student, UM-St. Louis. (Ph.D. expected December 2011) (Co-advised with G. Bourne).

Eliot Miller (USA), Ph.D. student, UM-St. Louis. (NSF Graduate Fellowship) (Ph. D. expected December 2012).

Gonzalo Rivas (Ecuador), Ph.D. student, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected May 2013; transferred from UM-St. Louis in August 2011).

Oscar Gonzalez (Peru), Ph.D. student, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected December 2013).

Post-doctoral Associates

 

Pedro Blendinger (Argentina) (Ph.D. 2002, Univ. de Buenos Aires, Argentina). Aug. 2004 - January 2005. Recruitment and dispersal limitation for shrubs in the Melastomataceae. on Loiselle UM Research Award. (CONICET Research Scientist, Argentina).

Lucia Lohmann (Brazil) (Ph.D. 2003, UM-St. Louis). Sept. 2003-August 2004. Using ecological niche models for designing conservation action plan in the Andes. Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden. (Professor, Biology, Universidade Sao Paulo).

Christine A. Howell (USA) (Ph.D. 2001, UM-Columbia). 2001-2003. Testing the coarse-filter paradigm for conservation. NSF Bioinformatics Post-doctoral Associate. (Research Scientist, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, CA).

Ana Cristina Villegas (Colombia) (Ph.D. 1998, UM-St. Louis). 1998-1999. Seed removal and plant fitness in Palicourea (Rubiaceae). Funded on Loiselle UM Research Award. (Program Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation).

Professional Participation

Professional Service:

Organization for Tropical Studies: Chair (Elected), 2006-2012.

Fulbright Scholar Program: Advisory Board, 2005-present.

Neotropical Ornithological Society: Treasurer, 2003-2008.

The Nature Conservancy-Missouri Chapter, Board of Trustees, 2001-2010.

American Naturalist: Associate Editor, 2002-2004.

American Ornithologists’ Union: Associate Editor, The Auk, 1998-2002.

Society of Colombian Ornithologists, Associate Editor, 2002-2004.

American Ornithologists’ Union: Council Member (Elected), 2002-2005; Fellow (Elected 2003).

Association for Tropical Biology: Council Member (Elected), 1998-2001.

Organization for Tropical Studies: Board of Directors (Elected), 1998-2002, 2005-2007.

Organization for Tropical Studies: Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 1997-present.

Organization for Tropical Studies: Assembly of Delegates, 1997-2007.

Cooper Ornithological Society: Council Member (1998-2000), Publications Committee (1998-present), Finance Committee (2000-2003), Membership Committee (Chair; 1999-2003).

NASA: Panel Member for IDS Global Ecosystems Review Panel (June 2003).

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution): Chair, Professional Education Committee, 1999-2002.

The Nature Conservancy & Center for Advanced Spatial Technology: Member of Committee assessing Conservation Priorities for Birds of Concern in the Neotropics.

Fulbright Commission Panel Member for Southern Cone (Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil), October 2001; South America, November 2004.

National Science Foundation: Panel Member for Research Planning Grant Competition (1x); Panel Member, Post-doctoral competition, Biosciences Related to the Environment (3x); Panel Member, Population Biology (3x); Panel Member, Integrative Behavior and Neurobiology (1x); Panel Member, International Programs (1x).

North American Ornithological Conference: Local Co-chair for 1998 meetings (April 6-12) in St. Louis. Participating societies: American Ornithologists’ Union, Association of Field Ornithologists, Cooper Ornithological Society, Colonial Waterbird Society, Raptor Research Foundation, and Wilson Ornithological Society.

Organization for Tropical Studies: Member, La Selva Advisory Committee, 1992-1995.

Organization for Tropical Studies: Member, Operations Committee to Review Costa Rican Office, 1995.

Ornithological Co-Leader, All Taxon Biodiversity Workshop, Guanacaste National Park, March 1995.

Professional Societies:
American Ornithologists' Union (Elected Member, June 1994; Elected Council Member, 2002-2005); Association of Field Ornithologists; Association for Tropical Biology (Elected Council Member, 1999-2001); Cooper Ornithological Society (Elected Council Member, 1998-2000); Ecological Society of America; Society for Colombian Ornithology, Society for Conservation Biology; Wilson Ornithological Society

Manuscripts, Books, and Proposals Reviewed For:
Academic Press, American Naturalist, American Scientist, Animal Behavior, Ararajuba, Auk, Biological Conservation, Biotropica, Condor, Conservation Biology, Diversity and Distribution, Ecology (Ecological Monographs), J. Ecology, J. Biogeography, J. Molecular Ecology, Lincoln Park Zoo, Miscellania Zoologica (Barcelona, Spain), National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, Oecologia, Organization for Tropical Studies, Quarterly Review of Biology, Saint Louis Zoo, Wilson Bulletin, Wildlife Conservation Society

Invited Seminars/Workshops

1992 Department of Biology, Univ. Arkansas-Fayatteville
Ecology, Ethology, & Evolution, Univ. Illinois-Urbana
Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico
St. Louis Research Council, St. Louis, MO

1993 Federated Garden Club of America, St. Louis, MO
Save The Rain Forest Workshop, St. Louis Zoo (Keynote speaker)

1994 Department of Botany, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Latin Americanists of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis University
Mid-west Population Biology Conference, University of Missouri-Colombia
National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1995 Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Department of Zoology, Univ. Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Department of Biology, Univ. Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Department of Biological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK
Division of Ecosystem Sciences, Univ. California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

1996 Department of Biology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

1998 Department of Biology, Distinguished Visiting Professor Series, University of Miami,
Coral Gables, FL
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayatteville, AR Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN North American Ornithological Conference, New Orleans (1 paper)

1999 Department of Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Panel Member, Economics and the Environment, IV Annual Economic Literacy
Conference, St. Louis, MO
IV Neotropical Ornithological Conference, Monterrey, Mexico (2 invited seminars)

2000 Third International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal, Sao Paulo,
Brazil (invited speaker)
American Bird Conservancy - V Partners in Flight Pan American Round Table, Washington, D.C. (invited speaker)

2001 I Reunion Binacional de Ecologia, Bariloche, Argentina (invited symposium speaker)
Symposium on Manu Biosphere Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Peru (invited symposium speaker)
Biological Fingerprinting Workshop (NASA-CI-AMNH-CERC), New York (invited speaker)
Conservation of Biodiversity in Rural Landscapes Workshop: GEF Project, Bogota Colombia (Humboldt Institute, World Bank-GEF) (invited speaker)
NCEAS Workshop, GIS and Plot-based Sampling, Santa Barbara, CA

2002 NCEAS Workshop, Testing Alternative Methods for Modeling Species’ Ecological Niches and Predicting Geographic Distributions, Santa Barbara, CA Amazon Sustainability Conference, St. Louis, MO (invited speaker)
Association for Tropical Biology, Panama (poster presentation)
Workshop Co-organizer, Empowering long-term, large-scale studies of Neotropical birds, North American Ornithological Conference, New Orleans, LA
North American Ornithological Conference, New Orleans, LA (2 posters, 1 paper)

2003 NCEAS Workshop, Testing Alternative Methods for Modeling Species’ Ecological Niches and Predicting Geographic Distributions, Santa Barbara, CA Dept. of Wildlife Ecology, University of Florida-Gainesville, Gainesville, FL (Fall 2003)
Neotropical Ontithological Congress, NSF-sponsored Symposium on Austral Migration

2004 Department of Biology, Univ. Nacional Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina

2005 Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Depto. Biología, Universidad Central, Quito Ecuador
University of Illinois, Chicago

2006 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, SUNY-Stony Brook
Department Wildlife Ecology, University of Florida-Gainesville

2007 National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2008 Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Mexican Ornithological Congress, Durango, Mexico (Plenary Speaker)

2009 Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Universidad Estatal de Distancia, San Pedro, Costa Rica

2010 Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2011 Department of Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Research Funding (post-PhD)

1992-Population structure and genetics of Cynomys ludovicianus at Badlands National Park, South Dakota. National Park Service, US Dept. of Interior, $16,000; 12 months. (with J. Blake and G. Bowser).

1993-Geographic Information System Training: Introduction to ARC/INFO & Advanced ARC/INFO. UM-St. Louis Research Incentive Awards, $3600; 6 months. PI; Co-PI: J. Campbell.

1993-Ecological and genetic consequences of seed dispersal. Univ. Missouri Research Board, $35,365; 12 months. PI; co-PI: V. Sork.

1994-Avifauna of the Atlantic Forest: implications for conservation of biodiversity. National Geographic Society, $19,700; 2 years. PI; Co-PIs are J. Blake and J. Goerck (UM-St. Louis), R. Foster (Conservation International, Field Museum, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).
1994-Evolution of fruit and seed characters in animal-dispersed plants of Colombian Andean wet forests. Univ. Missouri-St. Louis Research Incentive Award, $7800.

1995-Bioinstrumentation Multi-user Grant. National Science Foundation, January 1995, $141,500. PI: S. Mulkey; 1 of 4 co-PIs.

1995-DISSERTATION ENHANCEMENT AWARD: Effect of the landscape matrix on the composition and conservation of forest bird communities. National Science Foundation International Programs, Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Program, June 1995 - December 1996, $8250. PI; Co-PI: L. M. Renjifo (PhD student).

1996-Missouri Botanical Garden and UM-St. Louis Collaborative Project to develop GIS application for Madagascar conservation. Conservation Technology Support Program, May 1996-May 1997. Trimble GPS GeoExplorer plus software (2) donated to both collaborating institutions. Co-PI with G. Schatz, MBG.

1996-Ecology and evolution of Drymophila and Hypocnemis, two New World tropical antbirds. University of Missouri-St. Louis Research Incentive Award, August 1997 - May 1998, $10,335. PI; co-PI J. M. Goerck (PhD student).

1997-Seed removal and plant fitness in Palicourea (Rubiaceae). University of Missouri-Research Board, June 1997 - December 1998, $38,000.

1997-DISSERTATION ENHANCEMENT AWARD: Foraging ecology of birds in Polylepis (Rosaceae) woodlands: impacts of local and regional processes on foraging. National Science Foundation International Programs, $16,137. PI; Co-PI: G. P. Servat (PhD student).

2000-Ecology and biodiversity of arthropods in a species-rich Ecuadorean rain forest. University of Missouri-St. Louis Research Award, $11,524.

2003-A comparative study of manakins at leks: consequences for variance in mating success and population genetics. National Science Foundation - IBN 0235141-Animal Behavior Program, $386,684. PI; John Blake (Co-PI) and Patricia Parker (Co-PI).

2003-Application of Geographic Information Systems Technology to Understanding Ecological Patterns and Conservation Planning in Argentina: research and teaching. Fulbright Scholar Program. Science and Technology Award #3480 - Argentina (Lecturing/Research). Awarded for 2003/2004 (3 months).

2003-Determining species-specific seed shadows of birds using molecular genetics. National Science Foundation - DEB 0304909 - Small Grants for Exploratory Research, $38,789. PI; John Blake (Co-PI) and Patricia Parker (Co-PI).

2003-REU Supplement: A comparative study of manakins at leks: consequences for variance in mating success and population genetics. National Science Foundation - IBN 0338547-Animal Behavior Program, $5,660. PI; John Blake (Co-PI) and Patricia Parker (Co-PI).

2003-DISSERTATION ENHANCEMENT: Seed dispersal by toucans in Amazonia Ecuador: Toucan-generated seed shadows and genetic-based models of Virola flexuosa, a Neotropical nutmeg. National Science Foundation International Program, $19,776. Co-PI: Kimberly Holbrook (PhD student).

2004-Effectiveness of seed dispersal by birds in a species-rich tropical rain forest. University of Missouri - St. Louis Research Award, $11,274. PI.

2004-Monitoring large vertebrates in the Ecuador Amazon. National Geographic Society, $12,200. Co-PI; PI: John Blake, Co-PI: Jaime Guerra.

2004-Facilities improvements at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in eastern Ecuador. National Science Foundation - DBI: Biological Field Stations and Marine Labs, $224,600. Co-PI; PI: Thomas Kunz, Co-PIs: Laura MacLatchey, Christopher Schneider.

2004-DISSERTATION ENHANCEMENT: Influence of species characteristics and environmental variables on the performance of different species distribution models. National Science Foundation International Program, $14,750- recommended for funding, but insufficient funds. PI; Co-PI: P. Teresa Feria (PhD student).

2005-DISSERTATION ENHANCEMENT: Female mate choice and mating success in Pipra pipra (Aves: Pipridae). National Science Foundation International Program, $14,996. PI; Co-PI: Wendy Tori (PhD student).

2007-DISSERTATION IMPROVEMENT GRANT: Closing the seed dispersal loop for Guettarda viburnoides: Connecting patterns of avian seed dispersal with population growth in a Neotropical savanna. National Science Foundation Foundation - Ecology Program, $11,460. Bourne - Substitute PI for Loiselle; Co-PI: Andrea Loayza (PhD student).

2007- Estimating effective seed dispersal distances and genetic variation in tropical plants in native and introduced habitats. University of Missouri-Research Board, $33,670.

2007- Estimating effective seed dispersal distances and genetic variation in tropical plants in native and introduced habitats. University of Missouri-St. Louis Research Award, $12,430-awarded (but declined as other funds available).

2010 - Collaborative Research: Reproductive and behavioral consequences of female mate-search strategies in lek breeders. National Science Foundation - Animal Behavior Program, $525,709-in revision. Blake - Substitute PI for Loiselle; Co-PIs: John G. Blake, T. Brandt Ryder, Patricia G. Parker, David B. McDonald.

2010 - Collaborative Research: The role of seed dispersers as facilitators of plant invasion. National Science Foundation - Population and Community Ecology Program, $800,000 - in revision. Zanne - Substitute PI for Loiselle; Co-PIs: Kimberly Holbrook, B. Denise Hardesty, Carol Horvitz, David Westcott.

Program Funding

1997-Support for PhD students in the Tropical Biology and Conservation Program. Training Grant. Compton Foundation, $15,000. December 1997 - May 1999. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

1997-John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology. Training Grant Challenge for Scholarship Endowment. Carole & Hal Kroeger, $50,000 matching grant (>$65,000 raised). October 1997 - open. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

1998-Interchange with National Museums of Kenya. Training Grant. Freund Foundation and Jane & Whitney Harris Family Foundation, $10,000. April 1998 - March 1999. Co-PIs: S. Mulkey, D. Shores, P. Osborne, & B. Loiselle.

1998- Support for PhD students in the Tropical Biology and Conservation Program. Training Grant. Compton Foundation, $22,000. May 1999 - May 2000. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

2001-Support for Conservation Internship program. Training Grant. Conservation, Food and Health Foundation, $10,000. September 2001 - September 2002. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

2001-Support for PhD students in the Tropical Biology and Conservation Program. Training Grant. Compton Foundation, $135,000. January 2001 - December 2003. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

2001-Support for Graduate Endowed Program in Plant Conservation. Training Grant (endowment). The Christensen Fund, $2,000,000. July 2001 - June 2007. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

2001-Support for ICTE Rain Forest Ambassador Program. Education grant for St. Louis school children. Harris Foundation; Freund Foundation, $5,000. August 2001 - August 2002. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. Osborne.

2001-Field Methods in Tropical Ecology and Conservation Training Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $12,584. January 2002 - December 2002. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. McDaniels.

2002-Neotropical Bird Plot Workshop, Third North American Ornithological Conference. Faucett Family Foundation, $5,000; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, $5,000. PI.

2002-Field Methods in Tropical Ecology and Conservation Training Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $17,084. January 2003 - December 2003. Co-PIs: B. Loiselle & P. McDaniels.

2003- Missouri Science Teaching and Education Partnerships (MO-STEP). NSF-Education, $1,559,311. July 2004 - June 2007. Co-PI; PI: P. Parker; Other Co-PIs: C. Granger, & P. Osborne.

Publications

Loiselle, B. A., and W. G. Hoppes. 1983. Nest predation in insular and mainland lowland rainforest in Panama. Condor 85:93-95.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1984. Site tenacity of birds on Curtis Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 46:16-21.

Loiselle, B. A. 1987. Birds and plants in a neotropical rain forest : seasonality and interactions. Unpubl. PhD diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison. 339 pp.

Loiselle, B. A. 1987. Migrant abundance in a lowland forest canopy in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 3:163-168.

Vande weghe, J. P., and B. A. Loiselle. 1987. The bird fauna of Bururi Forest, Burundi. Le Gerfaut 77:147-164.

Loiselle, B.A. 1987. Bird abundance and seasonality in a Costa Rican lowland forest canopy. Condor 90:761-772.

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, T. C. Moermond, and D. J. Mason. 1989. Low elevation record for Resplendent Quetzals (Pharomachrus mocinno) in Costa Rica. Journal of Field Ornithology 60:86-88.

Loiselle, B. A. 1990. Seeds in droppings of tropical fruit eating birds: importance of considering seed composition. Oecologia 82:494-500.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1990. Diets of understory fruit-eating birds in Costa Rica. Studies in Avian Biology 13:91-103.

Blake, J. G., B. A. Loiselle, T. C. Moermond, D. J. Levey, and J. S. Denslow. 1990. Quantifying abundance of fruits for birds in tropical habitats. Studies in Avian Biology 13:73-79.

Blake, J. G., F. G. Stiles, and B. A. Loiselle. 1990. Birds of La Selva: habitat use, trophic composition, and migrants. Pp. 161-182 in A. Gentry, ed., Four neotropical rain forests. Yale University Press.

Blake, J. G., B. A. Loiselle, and J. P. Vande weghe. 1990. Weights and measurements of some Central African birds. Le Gerfaut 80:3-11.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1991. Temporal variation in birds and fruits along an elevational gradient in Costa Rica. Ecology 72:180-193.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 1991. Variation in resource abundance effects capture rates of birds in three lowland habitats in Costa Rica. Auk 108:114-130.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 1992. Habitat use by Neotropical migrants at La Selva Biological Station and Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica. Pp. 257-272 in J. Hagan and D. W. Johnston, eds. Ecology and conservation of Neotropical landbird migrants. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 1992. Fruits in the diets of Neotropical migrant birds in Costa Rica. Biotropica 24:200-210.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1992. Population variation in a tropical bird community: implications for conservation. BioScience 42:838-845.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1993. Spatial dynamics of understory fruit eating birds in a lowland wet forest. Special Issue of Vegetatio and in A. Estrada and T. H. Fleming, eds., Frugivory and Seed Dispersal, Volume II. Dr. W. Junk Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ellison, A. M., J. S. Denslow, B. A. Loiselle, and D. Brenes M. 1993. Seed and seedling ecology of Neotropical Melastomataceae. Ecology 74:1733-1749.
Briceño, R. D., and B. Loiselle. 1993. Carton building ants in a lowland tropical forest: nest characteristics and associated biota. Brenesia 39-40:167-171.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1994. Annual variation in birds and plants of a tropical second growth woodland. Condor 96:368-380.

Loiselle, B. A., V. L. Sork, and C. Graham. 1995. Comparison of genetic variation in bird-dispersed shrubs of a tropical wet forest. Biotropica 27:487-494.

Loiselle, B. A., V. L. Sork, J. Nason, and C. Graham. 1995. Spatial genetic structure of a tropical understory shrub, Psychotria officinalis (Rubiaceae). American Journal of Botany 82:1420-1425.

Munn, C. A., and B. A. Loiselle. 1995. Canopy access techniques and their importance for the study of tropical forest canopy birds. Pp. 165-177 in M. Lowman and N. Nadkarni, eds., Forest Canopies - a review of research on this biological frontier. Academic Press, NY.

Loiselle, B. A., E. Ribbens, and O. Vargas. 1996. Spatial and temporal variation of seed rain in a tropical lowland wet forest. Biotropica 28:82-95.

Remsen, J.V., Jr., J. Kushlan, and B.A. Loiselle. 1998. Why ornithological journals should not have bird names: weighing history and tradition against contemporary ornithology. Auk 115: 252-253.

Renjifo, L. M., G. P. Servat, J. M. Goerck, B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 1998. Patterns of species composition and endemism in the northern Neotropics: a case for conservation of montane avifaunas. Pages 577-594 in Natural History and Conservation of Neotropical Birds, Ted Parker Memorial Volume, J. V. Remsen, ed., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1999. Dispersal of Melastome seeds by fruit-eating birds of tropical forest understory. Ecology 80:330-336.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2000. Diversity of birds along an elevational gradient in the Cordillera Central, Costa Rica. Auk 117:663-686.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2001. Bird assemblages in second-growth and old-growth forests, Costa Rica: perspectives from mist nets and point counts. Auk 118:304-326.

Loiselle, B. A. 2001. Más de 30 a ños de investigaciones en la Estación Biológica ‘La Selva’, Costa Rica. Pages 28-34 in L. O. Rodríguez, ed., El Manu y otras experiencias de investigación y manejo de bosques neotropicales. Pro-Manu, Cusco, Perú.

Servín, J. A., S. Lyndaker-Lindsay, and B. A. Loiselle. 2001. Pileated woodpecker scavenges on a carcass in Missouri. Wilson Bulletin 113:249-250.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 2002. Potential consequences of extinction of frugivorous birds for shrubs of a tropical wet forest. Pages 397-405 in D. J. Levey, W. R. Silva, and M. Galetti, eds., Seed Dispersal and Frugivory: ecology, evolution and conservation. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

Loiselle, B. A., R. W. Sussman, and Lord G. Cranbrook. 2002. Tropical vertebrate diversity. Pages 441-448 in R. Chazdon and T. C. Whitmore, eds., Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Loiselle, B. A., and R. Dirzo. 2002. Plant-animal interactions and community structure. Pages 269-278 in R. Chazdon and T. C. Whitmore, eds., Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2002. Habitat use, movements, and survival of manakins (Pipridae) in second-growth and old-growth forests. Auk 119:132-148.

Loiselle, B. A., and A. Farji-Brener. 2002. What’s up? An experimental comparison of predation in the canopy and understory in a tropical wet forest. Biotropica 34:327-330.

Barrantes, G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2002. Reproduction, habitat use, and natural history of the black-and-yellow silky-flycatcher (Phainoptila melanoxantha), an endemic bird of the western highlands. Ornitologia Neotropical 13:121-136.

Escalona, T. and B. Loiselle. 2003. Podocnemis unifilis, a valuable freshwater turtle used as a local and commercial food resource in the Lower Caura Basin. In C. Vispo and C. Knap-Vispo, eds, Plants and vertebrates of the Cauras riparian corridor: their biology, use and conservation. Scientia Guaianae 12:393-418.

Marsh, L. K., and B. A. Loiselle. 2003. Recruitment of black howler fruit trees in fragmented forests of Northern Belize. International Journal of Primatology 24:65-86.

Loiselle, B. A., C. A. Howell, C. Graham, J. M. Goerck, T. Brooks, K. Smith, and P. H. Williams. 2003. Identifying conservation priorities: sensitivities to model selection. Conservation Biology 17:1591-1600.

Romo, M., B. A. Loiselle, and H. Tuomisto. 2004. Does density affect predation rates at different spatial and temporal scales? The case of Dipteryx micrantha a species dispersed by bats. Oecologia 140:76-85.

Ryder, T. B., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2006. A test of the hotspot hypothesis for lek placement in three species of manakins (Aves, Pipridae). Auk 123:247-258.

Elith, J., Graham, C., Anderson, R.P., Dudík, M., Ferrier, S., Guisan, A., Hijmans, R.J., Huettmann, F., Leathwick, J.R., Lehmann, A., Li, J., Lohmann, L.G., Loiselle, B.A., Manion, G., Moritz, C., Nakamura, M., Nakazawa, Y., Overton, J., Peterson, A.T., Phillips, S.J., Richardson, K., Scachetti-Pereira, R., Schapire, R.E., Soberón, J., Williams, S., Wisz, M.S., & Zimmermann, N.E. (2006) Novel methods improve prediction of species’ distributions from occurrence data. Ecography 29:129-151.

Tori, W. P., T. B. Ryder, R. Durães, J. R. Hidalgo, B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 2006. Obtaining offspring genetic material: a new method for nests with high predation rates. Condor 108:948-952.

Loiselle, B. A., T. B. Ryder, R. Durães, W. Tori, J. G. Blake, and P. G. Parker. 2007. Genetic relatedness of males at leks of four Pipridae species : no evidence for kin selection. Behavioral Ecology 18:287-291.

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, R. Durães, T. B. Ryder, and W. Tori. 2007. Environmental and spatial segregation of leks among six co-occurring species of manakins (Aves: Pipridae) in eastern Ecuador. Auk 124:420-431.

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, P. G. Blendinger, and T. B. Ryder. 2007. Ecological redundancy in seed dispersal systems: a comparison between manakins (Pipridae) in two tropical forests. Pp. 178-196 in A. J. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. Green, and D. W. Westcott, eds., Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Applications in a Changing World. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

Holbrook, K. M., and B. A. Loiselle. 2007. Using toucan-generated seed shadows to estimate seed dispersal in Amazonia Ecuador. Pp. 300-321 in A. J. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. Green, and D. W. Westcott, eds., Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Applications in a Changing World. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

Guisan, A., C. H. Graham, J. Elith, F. Huettmann, and the NCEAS Species Distribution Modeling Group. 2007. Sensitivity of predictive species distribution models to change in grain size: insights from a multi-models experiment across five continents. Diversity and Distribution 13: 332-340.

Holbrook, K. M., B. A. Loiselle, and G. Clark. 2007. Eight polymorphic satellite loci for a Neotropical nutmeg, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 7:248-250.

Cadena, C. D., and B. A. Loiselle. 2007. Limits to elevational distributions in two species of Emberizine finches: disentangling the role of interspecific competition, autoecology, and geographic variation in the environment. Ecography 30:491-504.

Durães, R., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2007. Intersexual spatial relationships in a lekking species: blue-crowned manakins (Lepidothrix coronata) do not lek at female hotspots. Behavioral Ecology 18:1029-1039.

Loiselle, B. A., P. Jorgensen, T. Consiglio, I. Jimenez, J. G. Blake, L. G. Lohmann, and O.-M. Montiel. 2008. Evaluating plant collection representation for ecological niche modeling: a case study using plant vouchers from Ecuador and Bolivia. Journal of Biogeography 35:105-116.

Hidalgo, J. R., T. B. Ryder, W. P. Tori, R. Durães, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Nest architecture and placement of three manakin species in lowland Ecuador. Cotinga 29:57-61.

Graham, C. H., J. Elith, R. Hijmans , A. Guisan, A. T. Peterson, B. Loiselle and The NCEAS Predicting Species Distributions Working Group. 2008. The influence of spatial errors in species occurrence data used in distribution models. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:239-247.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Estimates of apparent survival rate for forest birds in eastern Ecuador. Biotropica 40:485-493.

Ryder, T. B., R. Durães, W. P. Tori, J. R. Hidalgo, B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 2008. Modeling nest survival for two species of manakins (Aves: Pipridae) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Journal of Avian Biology 39:355-358.

Tori, W. P., R. D. Durães, T. B. Ryder, M. Anciães, J. Karubian, R. H. Macedo, A. C. Uy, P. G. Parker, T. B. Smith, A. C. Stein, M. S. Webster, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Advances in sexual selection theory: insights from tropical avifauna. Ornitología Neotropical 19 (Suppl.): 151-163.

Loayza, A., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Preliminary information on the home range and movement patterns of Sturnira lilium (Phyllostomidae) in a naturally fragmented landscape in Beni, Bolivia. Biotropica 40: 630-635.

Ryder, T. B., D. B. McDonald, J. G. Blake, P. G. Parker, and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Social networks in the lek mating Wire-tailed manakin (Pipra filicauda). Proc. Royal Society B 275: 1367-1374.

Wisz, M. S., R. J. Hijmans, J. Li, S. J. Phillips, A. T. Peterson, C. H. Graham, and NCEAS Predicting Species Working Group. 2008. Effects of sample size on the performance of species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions 14:763-773.

Durães, R., B. Loiselle, and J. Blake. 2008. Spatial and temporal dynamics at leks of the blue-crowned manakin Lepidothrix coronata: reconciling lek traditionality with high male turnover. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1947-1957.

DeMatteo, K. E., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. New data on the status and distribution of the bush dog (Speothos venaticus): evaluating its quality of protection and directing research efforts. Biological Conservation 141:2494-2505.

Gomes, V. S. da Mota, B. A. Loiselle, and M. A. S. Alves. 2008. Birds foraging for fruits and insects in shrubby restinga vegeation, southeastern Brail. Biota Neotropica 8(4): http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v8n4/pt/item?article

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Species composition of Neotropical understory bird communities: local versus regional perspectives based on capture data. Biotropica: in press.

Blendinger, P., B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 2008. Crop size, plant aggregation, and microhabitat type affect fruit removal by birds from individual melastome plants in the Upper Amazon. Oecologia: in press.

Holbrook, K. M., and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Dispersal in a neotropical tree, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae): does hunting of large vertebrates limit seed removal? Ecology 90:1449-1455.

Loayza, A., and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Composition of the bat assemblage during the dry season in a naturally fragmented landscape in Bolivia. Journal of Mammology 90:732-742.

Durães, R., B. A. Loiselle, P. G. Parker, and J. G. Blake. 2009. Female mate choice across spatial scales: influence of lek and male attributes on mating success of blue-crowned manakins. Proceedings Royal Society B. 276:1875-1881.

Sheth, S. N., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Phylogenetic constraints on fine-scale patterns of habitat use by eight primate species in eastern Ecuador. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:571-582.

Ryder, T. B., P. G. Parker, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. It takes two to tango: reproductive skew and social correlates of male mating success in a lek breeding bird. Proceedings Royal Society B. 1666:2377-2384.

Malizia, L. R., S. Pacheco, and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Árboles de valor forestall en las Yungas de la Alta Cuenca del Río Bermejo. Pp. 105-120 in A. D.Brown, P. Blendinger, T. Lomascolo y P. García Bes (Eds), Selva Pedemontana de las Yungas: Historia Natural, Ecología y Manejo de un Ecosistema en Peligro.

Loiselle, B., C. H. Graham, J. M. Goerck, and M. Ribeiro. 2010. Assessing the impact of forest loss and climate change on the spatial and environmental distribution of Neotropical birds of the Atlantic forests, Brazil. Journal of Biogeography 37:1288-1301.

Graham, C. H., B. A. Loiselle, J. Velasquez-Tibati, and F. Cuesta C. 2010. Species distribution modelling and the challenge of predicting future distributions. IAI-SCOPE invited book chapter: in press.

Blake, J. G., J. Guerra, D. Mosquera, R. Torres, B. A. Loiselle, and D. Romo. 2010. Use of Mineral Licks by White-bellied Spider Monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) and Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) in Eastern Ecuador. International Journal of Primatology: in press.

Blendinger, P. G., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2010. Composition and clumping of seeds deposited by frugivorous birds varies between forest microsites. Oikos DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18963.x

Ryder, T. B., W. P. Tori, J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, and P. G. Parker. 2010. Mate choice for genetic quality: a test of the heterozygosity and compatibility hypotheses. Behavioral Ecology 21: 203-210.

Fleming, E. J., N. F. Galvis, B. A. Loiselle, and J. F. Nerbonne. 2011. Collaborate in conservation: a method for volunteer-scientist teams to monitor plant community composition long-term in a private old-growth forest. Nature Precedings doi:10.1038/npre.2011.5527.1

Ryder, T. B., J. G. Blake, P. G. Parker, and B. A. Loiselle. 2011. The composition, stability and kinship of reproductive coalitions in a lekking bird. Behavioral Ecology: doi:10.1093/beheco/arq213.

Blendinger, P. G., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2011. Connecting fruit production to seedling establishment in two co-occurring Miconia species: consequences of seed dispersal by birds in upper Amazonia. Oecologia doi 10.1007/s00442-011-1956-6

Ryder, T. B., J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, and P. G. Parker. 2011. Display dynamics and relatedness of male wire-tailed manakins (Aves: Pipridae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology: in press.

Blake, J., D. Mosquera, J. Guerra, B. Loiselle, D. Romo, and K. Swing. 2011. Mineral licks as diversity hotspots in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador. Diversity 3:217-234. doi:10.3390/d3020217

Loayza, A., B. A. Loiselle, and R. S. Rios. Context-dependent recruitment of Guettarda viburnoides in a Neotropical forest-savanna mosaic. 2011. American Journal of Botany 98:1317-1326. doi:10.3732/ajb.1000478

Durães, R., B. A. Loiselle, J. G. Blake, T. B. Ryder, W. P. Tori, and J. R. Hidalgo. 2012. Vocalization activity at manakin leks and its relationship with lek structure and display complexity. Ornitologia Neotropical: in press.

Manuscripts in Review

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, W. Tori, T. B. Ryder, R. Durães, and J. Hidalgo. Ecological, behavioral, and evolutionary studies of manakins at Tiputini Biodiversity Station. Pp. XXX-XXX in K. Swing, ed., Studies in Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Ecuador. (submitted)

Blake, J. G. and B. A. Loiselle. Patterns of bird diversity and abundance at Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador. Pp. XXX-XXX in K. Swing, ed., Studies in Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Ecuador. (submitted)

Blake, J. G., D. Mosquera, J. Guerra, K. Swing, and B. A. Loiselle. Use of camera traps to document occurrence and distribution of large mammals and birds at Tiputini Biodiversity Station. Pp. XXX-XXX in K. Swing, ed., Studies in Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Ecuador. (submitted)

Book Reviews

Loiselle, B. A. 1993. Book review of "New World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology", S. R. Beissinger and N. F. R. Snyder, eds., Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. American Scientist 81:388.

Loiselle, B. A. 1994. Book review of "Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped", C. Tudge. Island Press, Washington, DC. Quart. Rev. Biology 69:109.

Loiselle, B. A. 1997. Two new contributions to conservation biology texts. Ecology 77:2573-2574. (Book Review of (1) G. Caughley & A. Gunn, Conservation biology in theory and practice, and (2) M. Hunter, Jr., Fundamentals of conservation biology).

Loiselle, B. A. 1997. Book review of S. K. Jacobson, ed., Conserving wildlife: international education and communication approaches. Quarterly Review of Biology 72:221-222.