Yearly Archives: 2015

Abundance and generalization in mutualistic networks: a chicken-and-egg dilemma

A paper evaluating the causal relationship between abundance and generalization in plant-animal mutualistic networks was published online today in Ecology Letters. This research was done in collaboration with Hugo Fort, a physicist in Uruguay, and Boon Leong Lan, a physicist in

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Review on ecological and evolutionary impacts of chaning climatic variablity

A paper reviewing the ecological and evolutionary impacts of chaning climatic variability was published today in Biological Reviews. The idea for this paper started as informal chats with Ernesto Gianoli and Pancho Bozinovic during a course we taught in 2012

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Back from our first group retreat in Vallecitos

We are back from our first group retreat, which was held last week-end in the mountain shelter of the National University of Cuyo, in Vallecitos, Mendoza. During the retreat, each of us gave two talks, one on past research and

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New grant to study structure and dynamics of ecological networks under global change

We just heard that Luciano Cagnolo (IMBIV, CONICET-UN Córdoba) and I got a grant from the National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Argentina to study the structure and dynamics of ecological networks under global change. This

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(Lack of) defensive role of ants throughout a broad latitudinal and elevational range of a cactus

Many plant species offer feeding resources (usually nectar) or nesting sites for ants, which in turn defend plants from herbivore attacks. With Marina Alma (former lab member), Rodrigo Pol (colleague at IADIZA) and Luis (Lucho) Pacheco (colleague at Universidad Mayor

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Verónica Chillo moved to a new post-doc at the University of Río Negro

Vero moved to start a new post-doc at the University of Río Negro, in the southern city of El Bolsón, Chubut. She’ll surely enjoy cooler temperatures there than in Mendoza. Good luck Vero!

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Search for new IADIZA director now open

Our institute, IADIZA, is searching for a new director. The search is open until March 18, 2015. Here’s the information, in case you are interested or know someone who might be: http://web.conicet.gov.ar/web/conicet.convocatorias.ue/director-ue.

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Jimena Dorado and Natalia Schroeder become CONICET assistant researchers

Former lab’s doctoral student Jimena Dorado (left) and current lab’s post-doc Natalia Schroeder (right) will soon become CONICET assistant researchers. As such, they will continue being involved in our group’s activities. Congratulations Jime and Nati!

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Meet our youngest lab member!

We welcome Enzo, our youngest lab member, born on December 26! Congratulations mom Vero (and dad Mariano)!

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A conceptual framework for studying the strength of plant-animal mutualistic interactions

A paper presenting a conceptual framework for the study of the strength of plant-animal mutualistic interactions has been accepted for publication as a Reviews & Synthesis article in Ecology Letters. This is the result of a collaboration between Diego and

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