DANTA Welcomes Luis Vargas-Castro

DANTA is delighted to announce that Luis Vargas-Castro will be joining our teaching staff again in the summer of 2016. He, along with Eduardo Valverde, will be teaching Tropical Rain Forest and Wildlife Conservation at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are August 6 -19, 2016.

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Luis E. Vargas-Castro is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Miami, FL. His current research focuses on the ecology and evolution of acoustic communication in birds. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biology (2008) and a specialized degree in Zoology (2013) at the University of Costa Rica, where he investigated song plasticity and vocal learning in Turdus thrushes. He has received professional training at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (NY, USA), the Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) and the National Institute for Mathematics and Biological Synthesis (TN, USA). Luis has taught in various courses of animal behavior, ecology and tropical biology in both English and Spanish.

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