Monthly Archives: March 2015

The tail of two books…

As promised here are some more summer reads that just came out that are all about our critter companions.  Both books were released mid June 2014, and although they are quite different from one another, both would be a valuable asset for your in-house library. The first book is a reference book titled, “The Cat Encyclopedia: The Definitive Visual Guide”

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So many books, so little time

I’m ready for summer and I bet many of you with seasonal jobs (such as teachers and students) are ready too! When I had written the above title, I didn’t know that I wasn’t the first person to say those words in that order. Frank Zappa, the American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director, beat

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Where Do New Primate Species Come From?

A Quick Refresher of Species Concepts: 1. Biological Species Concept (Mayr) A species = “A group of actually or potentially interbreeding natural populations which are reproductively isolated from other such groups” (Source) Advantages: – Objective, testable criteria Disadvantages: – Applies to only sexually-reproducing species – Hard to test for populations that don’t overlap (i.e. islands) – Messy when species hybridize

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New Course Offering: Birds of Costa Rica with Dr. Alan Poole and Luis Vargas-Castro

DANTA is delighted to announce a new course offering for winter 2016! Birds of Costa Rica will be held from January 1-15, 2016 at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research Station in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa peninsula. As the one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon (roughly 400,000 acres in the Osa Conservation Area), it is renowned for high species

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