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2 Research Items
October 2011 - October 2014
Colegio Científico de Costa Rica
- Profesor de Biología
- Profesor de Biología, teoría y laboratorio, de décimo y undécimo año
Spider monkeys (genus Ateles) are distributed across rainforests from southern Mexico to northern Bolivia, but at risk of extinction across much of their range. Like most members of the genus, the black-handed spider monkey, or the Central American spider monkey, Ateles geoffroyi is particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic threats, due to its inabi...
Background In South and Central America, Plasmodium malariae/Plasmodium brasilianum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium simium , and Plasmodium falciparum has been reported in New World primates (NWP). Specifically in Costa Rica, the presence of monkeys positive to P. malariae/P brasilianum has been identified in both captivity and in the wild. The aim o...
The present study is aimed to assess the impact of human presence on the physiology of the folivorous Golden mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata palliata) and the frugivorous Ornate Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus) in Tortuguero conservation area in North-eastern Costa Rica. We compared fecal cortisol and fecal testosterone levels betw...