The BioVision Project (Biogeographic Variation in Interaction Strength and Invasions at the Ocean’s Nearshore) is an NSF-funded collaborative project between Philadelphia’s Temple University, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Smithsonian Environmental Research
Graduate Assistantships and Postdoctoral position are available with the BioVision Project (Biogeographic Variation in Interaction Strength and Invasions at the Ocean’s Nearshore), an NSF-funded collaborative project led by Dr. Amy Freestone (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA), Dr.
The Peruvian jingle shell, Anomia peruviana d’Orbigny, 1846 is native to the Eastern Pacific including Panama. During recent surveys of Panama’s marine fauna using settlement plates, we discovered A. peruviana in Limon Bay, near the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. We confirmed
Tropical ecosystems host a large number of species. Introduced species may be less successful in tropical regions as biotic resistance is higher. This recent study led by Amy Freestone is looking at predation pressure on nonnative Tunicates, comparing temperate and tropical systems.