Two Brazilian students will spend part of their PhD’s with us in the lab this winter, thanks to scholarships from the Brazilian Government.

Tainá Assis is studying at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research. She is researching how the community of small mammals is changing due to the advancing agricultural frontier in the Brazilian savanna.

Tatiana Motta Tavares is studying at Londrina State University. She is researching how the surrounding landscape influences amphibians communities in temporary flood zones along rivers in southern Brazil.

Both Tainá and Tatiana joined the lab for our fall canoe-camping trip last weekend. A mysterious frog and various mammals, including a beaver, were seen. High waves were battled, but everyone survived unscathed.