LUQ-LTER Newsletter

January 2024

Happy New Year!


LUQ was present in BIOGEOMON with several of our members presenting posters and talks.
Participants of the BIOGEOMON 2024 Conference in UPR-Río Piedras General Studies Amphitheaters.

El Verde 2024

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Ya estamos aceptando solicitudes para el REU del próximo verano.
Internado subgraduado en Ecología tropical y evolución
Verano 2024

Fechas del programa: 27 de Mayo - 2 de Agosto
(Program date: May 27 - August 2)

Fecha límite de aplicación:
15 Febrero 2024

Application deadline:
February 15, 2024

Publications of Interest

Johnson A., Ziemke C.H., Yee D.A., and Baudier K.M. 2024. Notes on the Natural History and Climatic Specializations of an Endemic Caribbean Paper Wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Mischocyttarus phthisicus). Caribbean Naturalist. No. 96:1–8 Johnson et al. 2024

Chatzopoulos, P., Lammerant, R., Thompson, J., Uriarte, M., Zimmerman, J. K., & Muscarella, R. (2024). Height–diameter allometry for a dominant palm to improve understanding of carbon and forest dynamics in forests of Puerto Rico. Biotropica, 00, 1–12.

LUQ Monthly Meeting- Dr. Pedro Matos-Llavona

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Title: "Erosion from hurricane flooding drives upland denudation and reservoir infilling: Insights of Hurricane María at Caonillas watershed, Puerto Rico."
Date: January 17, 2024
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM AST
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 9395 0974
Passcode: 980713

Young Voices of Science Spring 2024 Program

The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation will soon be accepting applications for our Spring 2024 cohort of the Young Voices of Science (YVoS) program.

What: FREE science communication training and real-world practice for science scholars!
Who: Graduate and undergraduate students in environmental (or similar) fields and early-career scientists are eligible to apply
When: Series of eight Zoom workshops held on Thursdays, February 22nd through April 11th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET
Where: online, Zoom

The application process will open on January 22nd.

This FREE program consists of a series of expert-led workshops, each designed to prepare and empower science scholars to share their knowledge, concerns, and hopes for the future with the wider world. We provide participants with a launch pad for public engagement, early in their scientific careers. Our workshop leaders are experts in public engagement with science, creative writing, storytelling, and science-to-policy outreach. Class size is limited to 20 participants; we ask that participants commit to all eight workshops and design and carry out at least one outreach activity, with support from a staff mentor.

For more on the Young Voices of Science program, application links and contact information, follow us on Instagram @youngvoicesofscience and visit us at

For questions, please feel free to reach out (

IUFRO Congress in Stockholm

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IUFRO Congress is June 23-29, 2024

For more information, look into IUFRO 2024 Congress

On-line registration form is available at:

Society of Freshwater Society

Annual Meeting

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Thoughts or comments? Interested in sharing news or lab results in the next Newsletter? Please reach out to Juan G. García at, and we will be more than happy to include it. ¡Excelente fin de semana!
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