Professor Riccardo Papa obtains NSF grant to study how wildlife colonize secondary forests.


Dr. Riccardo Papa  received an NSF grant ($200,000.00) with collaborator Dr. Miguel Acevedo (Previously in our Department, now at University of Florida) entitled:  “The demographic and life-history consequences of re-colonizing secondary habitats”.  This project will examine how wildlife find and live in secondary forests. The investigators will focus on small lizards and test ideas about which individuals are able to thrive in the forests and why they are able to do so. Results will be important for management of both forests and wildlife, as both change under human influences.