Kathryn E. Stoner

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Appointment: Head and Professor

Research Area: Ecology and Conservation of Mammals, Plant-Animal Interactions, Habitat Fragmentation, Tropical Forest Ecology

Office Location: Knox 131

Email Address: kstoner@nmsu.edu

Office Phone: 575-646-2575

Office Fax: 575-646-1281

Education:

  • Ph.D., Systematics and Ecology, University of Kansas, 1993

  • M.A., Biological anthropology, University of Michigan, l988

  • B.S., Zoology-Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1986

Professional Experience:

  • 2014-Present: Head and Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife and conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University

  • 2011-2013: Chair and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville

  • 2001-2011: Professor, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

  • 1998-2000: Associate Professor, Estacion de Biologia Chamela, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Chamela, Jalisco, Mexico

  • 1997-1998: Assistant Professor, Universidad de Costa Rica, Biology School

  • 1996-1998: Coordinator, Education Abroad Program, Universidad de Costa Rica, Biology School

  • 1994-1996: Co-director, Palo Verde Biological Station, Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica

Research Interests:

I am broadly trained as a tropical ecologist specializing in mammals (particularly bats and primates, but I have also worked on rodents). Most of my research involves some aspect of conservation and is geared towards developing a better understanding of the animal and its environment with the goal of promoting both species and habitat conservation. Research themes I have worked on over the years include the evolution of color vision in primates, primate seed dispersal, ecology and conservation of Neotropical mammals, the effects of human disturbance and forest fragmentation on animal communities and populations, and bat pollination ecology.

My background

Current Research Projects

  • Habitat use and diet of endangered migratory nectarivorous bats in New Mexico

  • Occupancy modeling of abandoned mine use by phyllostomid bats in southwestern New Mexico and projections of future habitat suitability

Past Research Projects:

  • Impact of seed dispersal by primates (Ateles geoffroyi and Alouatta pigra)_ on regeneration of forest fragments in the region of Lacandona, Chiapas
  • Factors that influence food characteristics and selection, and mechanisms that promote coexistence of nectar bats
  • Seed dispersal by spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in regenerating tropical rain forest fragments in southern Mexico
  • Patterns, processes and mechanisms of ecological succession in abandoned tropical fields
  • Physiological and ecological factors affecting resource selection and foraging patterns in nectarivorous bats
  • Management of tropical forests in Mexico: Scientific bases for conservation and restoration of tropical ecosystems
  • Effect of forest fragmentation on pollinator activity and its consequences on reproductive success and gene flow in tropical dry forest trees
  • The importance of color vision for foraging strategies of primates and its relationship to the evolution of color vision

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

2014-2015

  • Chaves, O.M., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Martinez-Ramos, M., Stoner, K.E. 2015. Primate extirpation from rainforest fragments does not appear to influence seedling recruitment. American Journal of Primatology.

  • Meyer, C.F.F., Aguiar, L.M.S., Aguirre, L.F., Stoner, K.E. et al . 2015. Species undersampling in tropical bat surveys: effects on emerging biodiversity patterns. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:113-123.

  • Maldonado-Lopez, S., Maldonado-Lopez, Y., Gomez-Table, A., Cuevas-Reyes, P. and Stoner, K.E. 2014. Patterns of infection by intestinal parasites in sympatric howler monkey (Alouatta Palliata) and spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) populations in a tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. Primates 55:383-392.

2013

  • Garmendia, A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Estrada, A., Naranjo, E., Stoner, K.E.. Relative impact of landscape and patch attributes on terrestrial mammal assemblages in a fragmented rainforest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:331-344.

  • Dolabela Facao, L.A., Olivio Leite, L., Marcos do Espirito-Santo, M., Souza Lima Garro, R.N., Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Stoner, K.E. Spatiotemporal variation in bat assemblages along a successional gradient in a Tropical Dry Forest in southeastern Brazil. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30:123-132.

  • Rincon-Vargas, F., Stoner, K.E., Vigueras-Villasenor, R.M., Nassar, J.M., Chaves, O.M. and Hudson, R. Internal and external indicators of the male reproductive cycle in the Long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae). Journal of Mammalogy. 94:488-496.

  • Saldana-Vazquez, R.A., Castro-Luna, A.A., Sandoval-Ruiz, C.A., Hernandez-Montero, J.R., Stoner, K.E. 2013. Population composition and ectoparasite prevalence on bats (Sturnira ludovici; Phyllostomidae) in forest fragments and coffee plantations of Central Veracruz, Mexico. Biotropica 45:351-356.

  • Rodriguez-Pena, O.N., Stoner, K.E., Ayala-Berdon, J., Flores Ortiz, C.M. and Schondube, J.E. 2013. Nitrogen and amino acids in nectar modify food selection nectarivorous bats. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:1106-1115.

2012

  • Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Stoner, K.E., Alvarez-Anorve, M.Y., Quesada, M., and Portillo-Quintero, C.A. Local and landscape factors determining occurrence of phyllostomid bats in tropical secondary forests. PLoS One 7:1-13.

  • Ayala-Berdon, J., Rodriguez-Pena, N., Garcia Leal, C., Stoner, K.E., Schondube, J.E., Sugar gustatory thresholds and sugar selection in two species of Neotropical nectar-eating bats. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A Mol Integra Physiol. 164:307-13.

  • De la Pena Cuellar, E., Stoner, K.E., Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Martinez-Ramos, M. and Estrada, A. Phyllostomid bat assemblages in different successional stages of tropical rain forest in Chiapas, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 121:1381-1397.

  • Laurance, W.F., Useche, D.C., Rendeiro, J., Kalka, M., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Sloan, S.P., Laurance, S.G., Campbell, M. Abernethy, K., Alvarez, P., Ansell, F., Stoner, K.E., et al. 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489:290-294.

  • Gonzalez-Zamora, A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Oyama, A.K., Sork, V., Chapman, C.A., Stoner, K.E.. 2012. Sleeping sites and latrines of spider monkeys in continuous and fragmented rainforests: implications for seed dispersal and forest regeneration. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46852.

2011

  • Ayala-Berdon, J., Rodriguez-Pena, N., Orduna-Villasenor, M., Stoner, K.E., Kelm, D.H. and Schondube, J. 2011. Foraging behavior adjustments related to changes in nectar sugar concentration in phyllostomid bats. Comparative Biochemistry and physiology A- Molecular & Integrative Physiology 160:143-148.

  • Chaves, O.M., Stoner, K.E., Angeles-Campos, S. and Arroyo-Rodriguez, V. Wood Consumption by Geoffroyi's Spider Monkeys and its role in mineral supplementation. PLoS ONE 6:e25070.

  • Chaves, O.M., Stoner, K.E. and Arroyo-Rodriguez, V. 2011. Seasonal differences in activity patterns of Spider monkeys living in continuous and fragmented forests in southern Mexico. International Journal of Primatology 32:960-973.

  • Chaves, O.M., Stoner, K.E., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V. and Estrada, A. 2011. Effectiveness of Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus) as seed dispersers in continuous and fragmented rainforests in southern Mexico. International Journal of Primatology 32:177-192.

  • Chaves, O.M., Stoner, K.E. and Arroyo-Rodriguez, V. 2011. Differences in diet between Spider Monkey groups living in forest fragments and continuous forest in Mexico. Biotropica 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00766.x.

  • Gonzalez-Zamora, A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Sanchez-Lopez, S., Chaves, O.M. and Stoner, K.E. 2011. Influence of climatic variables, forest type and condition on activity patterns of Geoffroyi's spider monkey throughout Mesoamerica. American Journal of Primatology 73:1189-1198.

  • Gonzalez-Zamora, A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Gonzalez-Di Pierro, A.M., Lombera, R., Pena, E., Pena-Mondragon, J.L., Hernandez-Ordonez, O., Muench, C. Garmendia, A., Stoner, K.E. 2011. The northern naked-tailed armadillo in the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico: New records and potential threats. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82:581-586.

  • Gonzalez-Di Pierro, A.M., Benitez-Malvido, J., Mendez-Toribio, M., Zermeno, I., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Stoner, K.E. and Estrada, A. 2011. Effects of the physical environment and primate gut passage on the early establishment of Ampelocera hottlei Standley in rain forest fragments. the early establishment ofd Ampelocera Hottlei Standley in rain forest fragments. Biotropica 43:459-466.

  • Henry, M. and Stoner, K.E. Relationship between spatial working memory performance and diet specialization in two sympatric nectar bats. PLoS ONE 6:1-7, doi:10.1371/journal.one. 0023773.

  • Meyer, C.F.J., Aguiar, L.M.S., Aguirre, L.F., Baumgarten, J., Clarke, F.M., Cosson, J.F., Estrada Villegas, S., Fahr, J., Faria, D., Furey, N., Henry, M. Hodgkison, R., Jenkins, R.K.B., Jung, K.G., Kingston, T., Kunz, T.H., MacSwiney Gonzalez, M.C., Moya, I., Patterson, B.D., Pons, J.M., Racey, P.A., Rex, K., Sampaio, E.M., Solari, S., Stoner, K.E., Voigt, C.C., vonStaden, D., Weise, C.D. and Kalko, E.K.V. 2011. Accounting for detectability improves estimates of species richness in tropical bat surveys. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:777-787.

2010

  • Chaves, O.M. and Stoner, K.E. 2010. River crossing behavior in primates in southern Mexico. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 88:435-442.

  • Meyer, C.F.J., Aguiar, L.M.S., Aguirre, L.F., Baumgarten, J., Clarke, F.M., Cosson, J.F., Estrada Villegas, S., Fahr, J., Faria, D., Furey, N., Henry, M., Hodgkison, R., Jenkins, R.K.B., Jung, K.G., Kingston, T., Kunz, T.H., MacSwiney Gonzalez, M.C., Moya, I., Patterson, B.D., Pons, J.M., Racey, P.A., Rex, K., Sampaio, E.M., Solari, S., Stoner, K.E., Voigt, C.C.,, vonStaden, D., Weise, C.D. and Kalko, E.K.V. Long-term monitoring of tropical bats for anthropogenic impact assessment: gauging the statistical power to detect population change. Biological Conservation 143:2797-2807.

  • Ortiz, F., Stoner, K.E., Valiente-Banuet, A., Perez-Negron, E. and Casa, A. 2010. Pollination biology of (Myrtillocactus schenckii (Cactaceae) in wild and managed populations of the Tehuacan Valley, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 74:897-904.

2009

  • Gonzalez-Zamora, A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Sanchez-Lopez, S., Chaves, O.M., Riba-Hernandez, P. and Stoner, K.E. 2009. Diet of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in Mesoamerica: current knowledge and future directions. American Journal of Primatology 71:8-20.

  • Ayala-Berdon, J., Schondube, J.E. and Stoner, K.E. 2009. Seasonal intake responses in the nectar-feeding bat Glossophaga soricina. Journal of Comparative Physiology B:179:-553-562.

  • Stoner, K.E. and Sanchez-Azofeifa, A. 2009. Ecology and regeneration of Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Implications for management. Forest Ecology and Management 258:903-906.

  • Avila Cabadilla, L.D., Stoner, K.E., Henry, M. and Alvarez Anorve, M.Y. 2009. Composition, structure and diversity of phyllostomid bat assemblages indifferent successional stages of a tropical dry forest. Forest Ecology and Management 258-986-996.

  • Quesada, M.G., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Alvarez-Anorve, M., Stoner, K.E., Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Calvo-Alvarado,J., Castillo, A., Espiritu-Santo, M.M., Fagundes, M., Fernandes, G.W., Gamon, J., Lopezaraiza-Mikel, M., Lawrence, D., Morellato, P., Powers, J., Neves, F., Rosas-Guerrero, V., Sayago, R. and Sanchez-Montoya, G. 2009. Succession and Management of Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Review and new perspectives. Forest Ecology and Management 258:114-124.

2008

  • Herrerias-Diego, Y., Quesada, M., Stoner, K.E., Lobo, J.A. and Hernandez-Flores, Y. 2008. Effect of forest fragmentation on fruit and seed predation of the tropical dry forest tree (Ceiba aesculifolia). Biological Conservation 141:241-248.

  • Nassar, J.M., Salazar, V., Quintero, A., Stoner, K.E., Jaffe, K., Cabrera, A.C. and Gomez, M. 2008. Seasonal sebum patch in the nectar-feeding bats Leptonycteris curasoae and L. yerbabuenae (Phyllostomidae: Glossophaginae): Phenological, histological, and preliminary chemical characterization. Zoology 111:363-376.

  • Ayala-Berdon, J., Schondube, J.E., Stoner, K.E., Rodriguez-Pena, N. and Martinez del Rio, C. 2008. The intake responses of three species of leaf-nosed Neotropical bats. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 178:477-485.

2007

  • Wright, S.J., Stoner, K.E., Beckman, N., Corlett, R.T., Dirzo, R., Muller-Landau, H.C., Nunez-Iturri, G., Peres, C.A. and Wang, B.C. 2007. The plight of large animals in tropical forests and the consequences for plant regeneration. Biotropica 39:289-291.

  • Stoner, K.E., Riba-Hernandez, P., Vulinec, K. and Lambert, J.E. 2007. The role of mammals in creating and modifying seed shadows in tropical forests and some possible consequences of their elimination. Biotropica 39:316-327.

  • Rodriguez Pena, N., Stoner, K.E., Schondube, J.E. and Martinez del Rio, C. 2007. Effects of sugar composition and concentration on food selection by saussure's long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) and the long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina)).

2006

  • Herrerias-Diego, Y., Quesada, M., Stoner, K.E. and Lobo, J.A. 2006. Effect of forest fragmentation and phenological patterns on reproductive success of the tropical dry forest tree (Ceiba aesculifolia). Conservation Biology 20:1111-1120.

  • Arias-Coyot, E., Stoner, K.E. and Casas, A. 2006. Effectiveness of bats as pollinators of Stenocereus stellatus (Cactaceae) in wild, managed in situ, and cultivated populations in La Mixteca Baja, central Mexico. American Journal of Botany 93:1675-1683.

2005

  • Lobo, J.A., M. Quesada and K.E. Stoner. 2005. Effects of pollination by bats on the mating system of Ceiba pentandra populations in two tropical life zones in Costa Rica. American Journal of Botany 92:370-376.

  • Riba-Hernandez, P. and Stoner, K.E. 2005. Massive destruction of Symphonia globulifera * (Clusiaceae) flowers by the Central American spider monkeys *(Ateles geoffroyi in a tropical humid forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 37:274-278.

  • Valdivia-Hoeflich, T., Vega Rivera, J.H. and Stoner, K.E.. 2005. The Citreoline Trogon as an ecosystem engineer. Biotropica 37:465-467.

  • Stoner, K.E. 2005. Phyllostomid bat community structure and abundance in two contrasting tropical dry forests. Biotropica 37:591-599.

  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Quesada, M., Rodriguez, J.P., Nassar, J.M., Stoner, K.E., Castillo Garvin, T., Zent, E.L., Calvo, J., Kalacska, M., Fajardo, L, Gamon, J. and Cuevas-Reyes, P. 2005. Research priorities for Neotropical dry forests. Biotropica 37:477-485.

  • Yamashita, N., Stoner, K.E., Riba-Hernandez, P., Dominy, N.J., and Lucas, P.W. 2005. Light levels used for feeding by primate species with different capacities to distinguish colors. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58:618-628.

  • Stoner, K.E., Riba-Hernandez, P. and Lucas, P.W. 2005. Comparative use of color vision for frugivory by sympatric species of platyrrhines. American Journal of Primatology 67:399-409.

  • Riba-Hernandez, P., Stoner, K.E. and Lucas, P.W. 2005. The sugar concentration of fruits and their detection via color in the Central American Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi). American Journal of Primatology 67:411-423.

  • Stoner, K.E., Gonzalez-Di Pierro, A.M. and Maldonado-Lopez, S. 2005. Infecciones de parasitos intestinales de primates:implicaciones para la conservacion. Universidad y Ciencia. Numero Especial 11:61-72.

2004

  • Riba-Hernandez, P., Stoner, K.E. and Osorio, D. 2004. Effect of polymorphic color vision for fruit detection in the spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), and its implications for the maintenance of polymorphic color vision in platyrrhine monkeys. Journal of Experimental Biology 207:2465-2470.

  • Quesada, M., Stoner, K.E., Lobo, J.A., Herrerias, Y., Palacios-Guevara, C., Munguia-Rosas, M.A. and O.-Salazar, K.A. 2004. Effects of forest fragmentation on pollinator activity and consequences for plant reproductive success and mating patterns in bat pollinated bombacaceous trees. Biotropica 36:131-138.

2003

  • Stoner, K.E., O.-Salazar, K.A., R.-Fernandez, R.C. and Quesada, M. 2003. Population dynamics, reproduction and diet of the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) in Jalisco, Mexico: implications for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 23:357-373.

  • Lobo, J.A., Quesada, M., Stoner, K.E., Fuchs, E.J. and Herrerias-Diego, Y. 2003. Factors affecting phenological patterns of bombacaceous trees in seasonal forests in Costa Rica and Mexico. American Journal of Botany. 90:1054-1063.

  • Quesada, M., Stoner, K.E., Rosas-Guerrero, V., Palacios-Guevara, C. and Lobo, J.A. 2003. Effects of habitat disruption on the activity of nectarivorous bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a dry tropical forest: implications for the reproductive success of the Neotropical tree *Ceiba grandiflora). Oecologia 135:400-406.

  • Riba-Hernandez, P., Stoner, K.E. and Lucas, P.W. 2003. The sugar composition of fruits in the diet of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in tropical humid forest in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 19:709-716.

  • Lucas, P.W., Dominy, N.J., Riba-Hernandez, P., Stoner, K.E., Yamashita, N., Loria-Calderon, E., Petersen-Pereira, W., Rojas-Duran, Y., Salas-Pena, R., Solis Madrigal, S., Osorio, D. and Darvell,B.W. 2003. Evolution and function of routine trichromatic vision in primates. Evolution 57:2636-2643.

2002

  • Dominy, N.J., Lucas, P.W., Ramsden, L.W., Riba, P., Stoner, K.E. and Turner, I.M. 2002. Why are young leaves red? Oikos 98:163-176.

  • Stoner, K.E. Quesada, M., Rosas-Guerrero, V. and Lobo, J.A. 2002. Effects of forest fragmentation on Colima long-nosed bat foraging in tropical dry forest in Jalisco, Mexico. Biotropica 34:462-467.

  • Stern, M., Quesada, M. and Stoner, K.E. 2002. Changes in composition and structure of a tropical dry forest following intermittent cattle grazing. Revista de Biologia Tropical 50:1021-1034.

2000-2001

  • Stoner, K.E. 2001. Differential habitat use and reproductive pattern of frugivorous and nectarivorous bats in tropical dry forest of northwestern Costa Rica. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:1626-1633.

  • Stoner, K.E. 2000. Leaf selection by the tent-making bat Artibeus watsoni in Asterogyne martiana palms in southwestern Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 16:151-157.

  • Quesada, M. and Stoner, K.E. 2000. Desaparicion de los gigantes del bosque tropical caducifolio. Folium 26:3-4.

1993-1996

  • Stoner, K.E. 1996. The prevalence and intensity of intestinal parasites in mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta Palliata) in a tropical rainforest in northeastern Costa Rica. Conservation Biology 10:539-546.

  • Stoner, K.E. 1996. Habitat selection and seasonal patterns of activity and foraging of mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta Palliata) in northeastern Costa Rica. International Journal of Primatology 17:1-30.

  • Stoner, K.E. 1995. Dental disease in Pongo satyrus borneensis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 98:307-321.

  • Stoner, K.E. 1994. Population density of the mantled howler monkey (Alouatta Palliata) at La Selva Biological Reserve, Costa Rica: A new technique to analyze census data. Biotropica 26:332-340.

  • Lane, M. and Stoner, K.E. et al. 1993. *Rhododendron albiflorum Hook (Ericaceae): One taxon or two? Rhodora 95:11-20.

Edited Book Chapters

  • Nassar, J.M., Stoner, K.E., Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Espirito-Santo, M.M., Aranguren, C.I., Gonzalez-Carcacia,J.A., Lobato-Garcia, J.M., Olivio, L.L., Alvarez-Anorve, M.Y., de Matos Brandao, H.N, Dolabela Falcao, L.A. and Rodriguez, J.P. 2013. Fruit-eating bats and birds of three seasonal tropical dry forests in the Americas. In: Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Powers, J., Fernandes, G.W. and Quesada M. (eds.) Tropical dry forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation and Management. CRC Press.

  • Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Chaves, O.M., Guzman-Romero, B., Avila, E.F., Stoner, K.E. 2011. Dispersion de semillas por monos arana y su implicacion para la regeneracion de selvas mexicanas fragmentadas. En: Dias, P.A.D., Rangel-Negrin, A., Canales, D. (eds.). La conservacion de los primates en Mexico. Coleccion "La Ciencia en Veracruz." Consejo Veracruzano de Investigacion Cientifica y Desarrollo Tecnologico, Xalapa, Veracruz, Pp. 125-145.

  • Chazdon, R.L., Harvey, C.A., Martinez-Ramos, M., Balvanera, P., Stoner, K.E., Schondube, J., Avila Cabadilla, L.D. and Flores-Hidalgo, M. 2011. Tropical dry forest biodiversity and conservation value in agricultural landscapes of Mesoamerica, Pp. 195-219. In: Tropical Dry Forest Conservation and Ecology. Mooney, H., Dirzo, R. and Ceballos, G. (eds.) Island Press.

  • Stoner, K.E. and Timm, R.M. 2011. Seasonal rhythms and adaptations of mammals to Tropical Dry Forest, PP. 85-106. In: Tropical Dry Forest Conservation and Ecology. Mooney, H., Dirzo, R. and Ceballos, G. (eds.) Island Press.

  • Baca Ibarra, I., Sanchez-Cordero, V. and Stoner, K.E. Morfologia del pelo en mamiferos terrestres. In: Cervantes, F.A., Vargas. J. and Moncada-Hortelano, Y. (eds.). 2010. 60 Anos de la Coleccion Nacional de Mamiferos del Instituto de Biologia, UNAM. Aportaciones al Conocimiento y Conservacion de los Mamiferos Mexicanos. Instituto de Biologia, UNAM. Mexico, D.F.

  • Stoner, K.E. and Henry, M. 2009. Seed dispersal and frugivory in tropical ecosystems. In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Tropical Biology and Natural Resources. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. http://www.eolss.net/outlinecomponents/International-Commission-Tropical-Biology-Natural-Resources.aspz.

  • Alvarez-Anorve, M., Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Berbara, R., Calvo-Alvarado, J., Cuevas-Reyes, P., Espirito-Santo, M., Fernandez, A., Wilson-Fernandes, G., Herrera, R., Kalacska, M., Lawrence, D., Monge, F., Nassar, J. Quesada, M., Quesada, R., Rivard, B., Sanz, V., Stoner, K.E. 2008. Ecology Procedures. En: Nassar, J., Rodriguez, J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Garvin, T., Quesada, M. (Eds). Manual of Methods. Human, Ecological and Biophysical dimensions of tropical dry forests. Ediciones IVIC. Caracas, Venezuela. Pp. 15-46.

  • Stoner, K.E., Lobo, J.A., Quesada, M., Fuchs, E.J., Herrerias-Diego, Y., Murguia-Rosas,M.A., O.-Salazar, K.A., Palacios-Guevara, C. and Rosas-Guerrero, V. 2007. Efecto de la perturbacion del bosque en la tasa de visitas de murcielagos polinizadores y sus consecuencias en el exito reproductivo y sistema de apareamiento en arboles de la familia Bombacaceae, Pp. 351-472. In: Saenz, J. and Harvey, C. (eds). Evaluacion y conservacion de la biodiversidad en paisajes fragmentados en Mesoamerica. Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica and Union Europea.

  • Lucas, P.W., Dominy, N.J., Osorio, D., Peterson-Pereira, W., Riba-Hernandez, P., Solis-Madrigal, S., Stoner, K.E. and Yamashita, N. 2006. Perspectives on primate color vision. In: Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects). Ravosa, M.J. and Dagosto, M. (eds). Kluwer Press.

  • Stoner, K.E. and Gonzalez Di Pierro, A. 2005. Intestinal parasitic infections in Alouatta pigra in tropical rainforest in Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico: Implications for behavioral ecology and conservation. Pp. 215-240. In: Estrada, A., Garber, P., Pavelka, M.S.M. and Luecka, L. (eds). Kluwer Press.

  • Stoner, K.E. and Timm, R.M. 2004. Tropical dry forest mammals: conservation priorities in a changing landscape. In: Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest, Pp.48-66. Frankie, G.W., Mata, A. and Vinson, S.B. (eds). University of California Press, Berkeley, California. 352 pp.

  • Quesada, M. and Stoner, K.E. 2004. Threats to the conservation of tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. In: Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest. Pp: 266-280. Frankie, G.W., Mata, A. and Vinson, S.B. (eds). University of California Press, Berkeley, California. 352 pp.

  • Lucas, P.W., Corlett, R.T., Dominy, N.J., Essackjee, H.C., Riba-Hernandez, P., Stoner, K.E. and Yamashita, N. 2003. Dietary analysis: Food chemistry. In: Field and laboratory methods in primatology, Pp. 199-213. Setchell, J.M. and Curtis, D.J. (eds). Cambridge University Press.

  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Kalacska, M.R., Quesada, M., Stoner, K.E. and Lobo, J.A. 2003. Phenology: Tropical dry climates. In: Phenology, an integrative science, Pp. 121-137. Schwartz, M.D. (Ed). Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • Stoner, K.E. 2002. Murcielagos nectarivoros Y frugivoros del bosque caducifolio de la Reserva de la biosfera Chamela-Cuixmala, Pp. 379-395. In: Historia Natural del bosque caducifolia de Chamela. Noguera, F.A., Quesada, M., Vega, J., Garcia-Aldrete, A., (eds). Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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