Los Trituradores No Dan la Talla en los Ríos Urbanos
Imagínese una hoja grande que flota en un arroyo: la temperatura del agua y el aire, la química del agua, los microbios, los insectos, el flujo del agua, la carga de sedimentos y la forma del canal del arroyo afectan la velocidad de descomposición de la hoja.
Missing Shredders Can’t Cut It in Urban Streams
Decomposition is a team sport that requires nearly every player in an ecosystem, biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living), to work together. Prof. Alonso Ramirez's latest work measures decomposition rates in urban and rural streams.
Prof. Alonso Ramirez elected President of the Society of Freshwater Science
Professor Alonso Ramirez was elected President of the Society of Freshwater Research at their annual meeting at Salt Lake City. "My love of streams started in my home country, Costa Rica, where I was fascinated with dragonflies as a child. As an undergraduate student at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, I had the opportunity to study dragonfly nymphs..."