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Estado actual del conocimiento sobre el perfil genético de la población de Costa Rica
The population of Costa Rica has been considered historically as the product of the amalgamation of three ethnic groups: Europeans, Africans and Amerindians. In addition, it has been said that this population is highly ...
Behavioral changes across novelty habituation: Contextual modulation of self-grooming after a stress event
Grooming is a widespread behavior in the animal kingdom primarily geared towards the care of the body surface; nonetheless, other behavioral functions have been investigated and postulated. For example, rodents display ...
Signal repertoire and contest outcome in the Jacky dragon
Establishing dominance is an important mechanism for determining access to resources such as mates or territories. However, levels of aggression and dominance may vary among populations based on history and variation in ...
Importancia de la investigación sobre polinización ornitofílica y la creación de catálogos de polen
Las aves cumplen un rol crítico en los bosques tropicales al polinizar flores y dispersar las semillas de muchas especies (Kato 2017, Rocca y Sazima 2008, Stiles y Skuth 1989). Los colibríes son el principal grupo de aves ...
Composition and species richness of the herpetofauna of a Costa Rican University campus
The campus of the University of Costa Rica in Limón port city, Costa Rica, known as Sede del Caribe (SC), includes a secondary forest of ca. 40 years old. This forest holds a great potential for environmental education, ...
Behavioural responses of reptiles to visitors of protected areas in Costa Rica
Tourists can have a strong impact on the behaviour of wild animals, modifying foraging strategies, diet and habitat use, increasing stress, and altering communication and escaping behaviour. Such behavioural changes have ...