If you would like to watch the presentations being given at NNB4 live, check out the livestream on STRI’s website here. The page says that the next webcast is January 20th, however if you download from the “direct link” (see the “Problem viewing this page?” box on the page), the livestream of NNB4 should start playing on your computer’s media player if you are watching at a time when events are scheduled (refer to the Program and Abstract booklet posted in the last blog post here). If it does not work, follow the rest of the instructions in the “Problem viewing this page?” box on the page. Happy watching!
Several of us from PCP PIRE are currently in Panama attending the fourth meeting of the Network for Neotropical Biogeography (NNB4). Today is the first of two days of presentations where we will hear and talk about exciting new research being done on the Neotropics. The conference is being live-streamed over the web here. The live-stream will also be available after the conference. If you want to get an idea of what our PIRE representatives are presenting on, check out the research overview page on the website to see brief synopses of their abstracts. If you want to read the full abstracts, see what other attendees are presenting on, or just learn more about the conference, read the NNB4 Program and Abstracts booklet here.
PCP PIRE had its first huddle of 2015 yesterday and there are a lot of exciting things in store this month. Several members of PCP PIRE, including the Spring 2015 cohort of field interns, will be headed down to Panama from January 13-17 to attend the Network for Neotropical Biogeography 4 Conference (NNB4). Be sure to check in next week to see what they are doing. The new museum interns will be arriving at FLMNH January 20th and will be taking on a variety of projects including 3-D scanning. In outreach and education news, GABI RET has received many new lessons from their past participants and will be conducting new role model visits as well as picking the teachers for their next cohort (check out their website here to find out more). There’s a lot going on, so check back frequently to see what’s new!
Adiël Klompmaker explores the taxonomy and population distribution of the mud shrimp Glypturus. These shrimp are commonly found in Miocene and Holo-Pleistocene deposits on both Atlantic/Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama, but today they are absent on the Pacific side. Klompmaker has found two new shrimp species, one of which is from Panama. Come see him this afternoon at poster booth 256!