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Vol. 57 (3)

September / Setiembre 2009



Special Article / Artículo Especial

Gilbert Barrantes & Luis Sandoval
Conceptual and statistical problems associated with the use of diversity indices in ecology

Forum / Foro

Gabriel Quesada A.
Environmental Guarantees in the Constitution: a new ecological-political model for Costa Rica and the rest of the world

Invited Article / Artículo Invitado

Priscilla Zamora-Trejos & Jorge Cortés
Costa Rica mangroves: the north Pacific

Microbiology / Microbiología

Carlos E. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Evelyn Rodríguez-Cavallini & Rigoberto Blanco
Bacterial contamination of automotive fuels in a tropical region: the case of Costa Rica

Lilian M. Spencer, Guaniri Mateu, Sylvia Magaldi, Fabiola García & Sofia Mata-Essayag
Humoral response of paracoccidioidomycosis sera in hamsters with different Venezuelan isolates

Aquatic Vertebrates / Vertebrados Acuáticos

María Rondón Médicci, Joaquín Buitrago & Michael Mccoy
Impact of artificial light on nesting in the leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (Testudines: Dermochelyidae) at Cipara beach, Venezuela

Lenin Arias-Rodríguez, Salomón Páramo-Delgadillo, Wilfrido M. Contreras-Sánchez & Carlos Alfonso Álvarez-González
Karyotype of the tropical gar Atractosteus tropicus Lepisosteiformes: Lepisosteidae) and chromosomal variation in their larval and adults

César Román-Valencia, Dahiana K. Arcila-Mesa & Hernando Hurtado T.
Morphological variation in populations of Hemibrycon boquiae and H. rafaelense from Rio Cauca, Colombia

Alfonso Aguilar-Perera, Carlos González-Salas, Armin Tuz-Sulub & Harold Villegas- Hernández
Fishery of the Goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara (Teleostei: Epinephelidae) based on local ecological knowledge and fishery records in Yucatan, Mexico

Terrestrial Invertebrates / Invertebrados Terrestres

Javier H. Jerez-Jaimes & M. Catalina Bernal-Pérez
Velvet worm taxonomy from Santander, Colombia and thermogravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry and infrared spectroscopy of the adhesive secretion (Onychophora: Peripatidae)

Wilfredo Oliva-Olivera & Raimundo Real
Land snails from the Viñales limestone highlands, Pinar del Río, Cuba

William Ramírez-Benavides, Julián Monge-Nájera & Juan B. Chavarría
Sex ratio in two species of Pegoscapus wasps (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae) that develop in figs: can wasps do mathematics, or play sex ratio games?

José Martín Cano, Pilar Gurrea, Blanca Montalbán, Leticia Ureña & Javier Iglesias
Is the butterfly Tomares ballus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) a potential pest of Lens culinaris (Leguminosae)?

Aquatic Ecology / Ecología Acuática

Yimmy Montoya M. & Néstor Aguirre R.
Nictemeral variation of physical and chemical variables in the Paticos wetland, Ayapel swamp complex, Colombia

José N. Álvarez-Cadena, Uriel Ordóñez-López, Alma Rosa Almaral-Mendivil & Amira Uicab-Sabido
Composition and abundance of zooplankton groups from a coral reef lagoon in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico, during an annual cycle

Humberto Wright-López Oscar Holguín-Quiñones, Francisco Arreguín-Sánchez & Irene Roque-Villada
Growht and mortality of the mollusk Pteria sterna in wild banks of Southern Baja California, Mexico

Liliana Gómez Luna, Antonio Sosa Montano, Isabel Moreno Castillo & Abdiel Jover Capote
Biodiversity, morphometry and diet of Callinectes crabs (Decapoda: Portunidae) in Santiago de Cuba

Alain Durán & Rodolfo Claro
The feeding activity of herbivorous fishes and their impact on coral reefs with different levels of anthropogenic degradation

Edwis Bravo, Nora Eslava & Leo González
Growth and natural mortality of the fish Haemulon aurolineatum (Teleostei: Haemulidae) in the Southwest of Margarita Island, Venezuela

Moshood K. Mustapha
Influence of watershed activities on the water quality and fish assemblages of a tropical African reservoir

Gaspar González-Sansón, Consuelo Aguilar, Ivet Hernández, Yureidy Cabrera, Noelis Suarez-Montes, Fernando Bretos & David Guggenheim
Natural and human-induced variability in the composition of fish assemblages in the Northwestern Cuban shelf

Armando A. Ortega-Salas, Isabel Cortés G. & Hugo Reyes-Bustamante
Fecundity, growth, and survival of the angelfish Pterophyllum scalare (Perciformes: Cichlidae) under laboratory conditions

Terrestrial Ecology / Ecología Terrestre

Rodrigo de Andrade Kersten, Marília Borgo & Sandro Menezes Silva
Diversity and distribution of vascular epiphytes in an insular Brazilian coastal forest

Ivón M. Ramírez Morillo, Francisco Chi May, Germán Carnevali & Filogonio May Pat
It takes two to tango: self incompatibility in the bromeliad Tillandsia streptophylla (Bromeliaceae) in Mexico

Silvia Solís, Jorge Lobo & Mayori Grimaldo
Phenology and recruitment of Caryocar costaricense (Caryocaceae), an endemic tree species of Southern Central America

Marcelo Nahuel Morandini & Marta Leonor de Viana
Pre-dispersal seed predation in three populations of the tree Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Fabaceae)

Adriana Hissae Hayashi & Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória
Resprouting from roots in four Brazilian tree species

Jorge A. Leiva, Rafael Mata, Oscar J. Rocha & Marco V. Gutiérrez Soto
Chronology of tropical dry forest regeneration in Santa Rosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. I. Edaphic characteristics

Jorge A. Leiva, Oscar J. Rocha, Rafael Mata & Marco V. Gutiérrez-Soto
Chronology of tropical dry forest regeneration in Santa Rosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. II. Vegetation in relation to the soil

Javier Ruiz, Cherryl Ingram-Flóres, Douglas H. Boucher & Luis F. Chaves
Beneficial effect of spider presence on seedling recruitment of the tropical rainforest tree Dipteryx oleifera (Fabaceae)

Javier A. López, Pablo A. Scarabotti, María C. Medrano & Romina Ghirardi
Is the red spotted green frog Hypsiboas punctatus (Anura: Hylidae) selecting its preys? The importance of prey availability

John E. Steffen
Perch-height specific predation on tropical lizard clay models: implications for habitat selection in mainland neotropical lizards

Federico A. Chinchilla
Seed predation by mammals in forest fragments in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Manuel Ruiz-García, María Martinez-Agüero, Diana Álvarez & Simon Goodman
Genetic variability in Neotropical deer genera (Mammalia: Cervidae) according to DNA microsatellite loci

Book Reviews / Reseñas de Libros

Julián Monge-Nájera
Llorente-Bousquets, J. & J.J. Morrone. 2005. Regionalización biogeográfica en Iberoamérica y tópicos afines

Julián Monge-Nájera
García G., J.E. & G. Fuentes G. (eds.). 2007. Opciones al uso unilateral de plaguicidas en Costa Rica