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Descripción de experiencias para el mejoramiento de la enseñanza de las ciencias
El modelo integrador de la docencia, la investigación y la acción social
El documento incluye dos trabajos. En el primero se exponen las acciones de educación no formal en la enseñanza de las ciencias que han beneficiado a docentes de niveles pre-universitarios del Sistema Educativo Nacional ...
Diversity patterns, ecological associations and future of research on Costa Rican myxomycetes
The most active research period on myxomycetes in Costa Rica has taken place in the last three decades. During this time, most of the collections have been carried out and most of the scientific articles have been produced. ...
Kinship, association, and social complexity in bats
Among mammals, bats exhibit extreme variation in sociality, with some species living largely solitary lives while others form colonies of more than a million individuals. Some tropical species form groups during the day ...
Myxomycete diversity in Costa Rica
An updated analysis of myxomycete diversity in Costa Rica is provided herein as a product of an extensive data mining-based study intended to normalize the information on myxomycetes from that country. Within the context ...
Social communication in bats
Bats represent one of the most diverse mammalian orders, not only in terms of species numbers, but also in their ecology and life histories. Many species are known to use ephemeral and/or unpredictable resources that require ...
Unveiling the Hidden Bat Diversity of a Neotropical Montane Forest
Mountain environments, characterized by high levels of endemism, are at risk of experiencing significant biodiversity loss due to current trends in global warming. While many acknowledge their importance and vulnerability, ...
Repeatability in the contact calling system of Spix's disc-winged bat (Thyroptera tricolor)
Spix's disc-winged bat (Thyroptera tricolor) forms cohesive groups despite using an extremely ephemeral roost, partly due to the use of two acoustic signals that help individuals locate roost sites and group embers. While ...
Effects of roost specialization on extinction risk in bats
Los Efectos de la Especializacion de Dormidero sobre el Riesgo de Extinción de Murciélagos
Understanding causes and consequences of ecological specialization is of major concern in conservation. Specialist species are particularly vulnerable to human activities. If their food or habitats are depleted or lost, ...
Variation in echolocation call frequencies in two species of free-tailed bats according to temperature and humidity
Bats can actively adjust their echolocation signals to specific habitats and tasks, yet it is not known if bats also modify their calls to decrease atmospheric attenuation. Here the authors test the hypothesis that individuals ...
When genes move farther than offspring: gene flow by male gamete dispersal in the highly philopatric bat species Thyroptera tricolor
For species characterized by philopatry of both sexes, mate selection represents an important behaviour for inbreeding avoidance, yet the implications for gene flow are rarely quantified. Here, we present evidence of male ...