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Vol. 53 (1-2)

Mar.-Jun. 2005



Botany / Botánica

Dalva M. Silva-Matos, Giovana D.F.M. Fonseca & Leonardo Silva-Lima
Differences on post-fire regeneration of the pioneer trees Cecropia glazioui and Trema micrantha in a lowland Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Elmer G. García & José F. Di Stefano
Phenology of the tree Sideroxylon capiri (Sapotaceae) at the tropical dry forest in Costa Rica [Spanish]

Ethel Sánchez & Ana M. Espinoza
Ultrastructure of Oryza glumaepatula, a wild rice species endemic of tropical America

M. Castrillo, D. Vizcaíno, E. Moreno & Z. Latorraca
Specific leaf mass, fresh: dry weight ratio, sugar and protein contents in species of Lamiaceae from different light environments

Alejandra Quintanar Isaías, Mariana Velázquez Núñez, Fortunato Solares Arenas, Carmen de la Paz Pérez Olvera & Alfonso Torre-Blanco
Secondary stem anatomy and uses of four drought-deciduous species of a tropical dry forest in México

Cecilia Laporta
Floral biology and reproductive system of enantiostylous Senna corymbosa (Caesalpiniaceae)

Alejandro G. Farji-Brener, Sandra Durán, Alejandro Valerio, Estela Herbas, Mario Castañeda, José Ochoa & Mónica Romo
The seeds of Campsiandra angustifolia (Fabaceae: Caesalpiniodeae) as a reflex of selective pressures on dispersal and establishment. [Spanish]

Adolfo Espejo Serna, Ana Rosa López-Ferrari, Rolando Jiménez Machorro & Luis Sánchez Saldaña
Orchids from coffee-plantations in Mexico: an alternative for the sustainable use of tropical ecosystems [Spanish]

Ecology / Ecología

Danny Rejas, Koenraad Muylaert & Luc De Meester
Trophic interactions within the microbial food web in a tropical floodplain lake (Laguna Bufeos, Bolivia)

R. Riosmena-Rodríguez, G. Hinojosa-Arango, J.M. López-Vivas, K. León-Cisneros & E. Holguin-Acosta
Spatial and biogeographic characterization of macroalgal assemblages from Bahía del Rincón, Baja California Sur, Mexico [Spanish]

Carlos García-Robledo
Comparison between two methods to measure herbivory. Is herbivory in the Neotropics more severe than we thought? [Spanish]

José C. Cortés-Castelán & Gerald A. Islebe
Influence of environmental factors on the distribution of tree species in the forests of south-eastern Mexico [Spanish]

Aquatic Invertebrates / Invertebrados Acuáticos

Antulio Prieto A., Lilia J. Ruíz & Natividad García
Diversity and abundance of mollusks in the sublittoral epifaunal community of Punta Patilla, Venezuela [Spanish]

Vicente Castro-Castro, Yadira Siu-Rodas, Luz V. González-Huerta & Mikhail Y. Sokolov
Toxic efect of DDT and endosulfan in white shrimp postlarvae Litopenaeus vannamei (Decapoda: Penaeidae) from Chiapas, Mexico [Spanish]

Terrestrial Invertebrates / Invertebrados Terrestres

Tania S. Olivares, Sergio A. Torres & Liliana A. Zúñiga
Egg morphology of seven noctuid species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Chilean and updated key to their identification [Spanish]

N.L. Hites, M.A.N. Mourão, F.O. Araújo, M.V.C. Melo, J.C. de Biseau & Y. Quinet
Diversity of the ground-dwelling ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of a moist, montane forest of the semi-arid Brazilian “Nordeste”

Evandro Camillo
Nesting biology of four Tetrapedia species in trap-nests (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Tetrapediini)

Gerardo A. Soto-Rodríguez & Axel P. Retana-Salazar
Life table for Selenothrips rubrocinctus (Thripidae: Panchaetothripinae) under laboratory conditions [Spanish]

Axel P. Retana-Salazar & Gerardo A. Soto-Rodríguez
A new species of thrip, genus Frankliniella (group cephalica; Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Costa Rica [Spanish]

Vertebrates / Vertebrados

Evelyn Habit, Pedro Victoriano & Hugo Campos
Trophic ecology and reproductive aspects of Trichomycterus areolatus (Pisces, Trichomycteridae) in irrigation canal environments [Spanish]

Oscar M. Lasso- Alcalá, Carlos Lasso A., Frank Pezold & Michael L. Smith
The mud sleeper Butis koilomatodon (Pisces: Eleotridae): first record from the Western Central Atlantic

Oscar M. Lasso-Alcalá, Carlos Lasso A. & Michael L. Smith
The First record of the naked gobi Gobiosoma bosc (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the north coast of South America

Manuel Merchán, Marta Coll & Raúl Fournier
Gross morphometry of young Geochelone sulcata (Testudines: Testudinidae) in Costa Rica [Spanish]

Alejandro Solórzano
A fish prey found in the coral snake Micrurus alleni (Serpentes: Elapidae) in Costa Rica [Spanish]

Salvador Hernández Vázquez
Water birds from Agua Dulce lake and El Ermitaño estuary, Jalisco, Mexico [Spanish]

Akinsola I. Akinpelu
A twelve-month field study of the West African Thrush Turdus pelios (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae). Part 2: annual cycles

Laura May-Collado, Tim Gerrodette, John Calambokidis, Kristin Rasmussen & Irena Sereg
Patterns of cetacean sighting distribution in the Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone of Costa Rica based on data collected from 1979-2001

Laura May-Collado & Alvaro Morales Ramírez
Occurrence and behavioral patterns of the spotted coastal dolphin Stenella attenuata (Cetacea: Delphinidae) in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica [Spanish]

Mariana Muñoz-Romo, Maricela Sosa† & Yveth Casart Quintero
Digestibility of columnar cacti pollen grains in the glosophagine bats Glossophaga longirostris and Leptonycteris curasoae (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) [Spanish]

Biomedicine / Biomedicina

Patricia Venegas Barboza & Julio Rivera Madriz
Cytogenetic studies in children with Acute Lymphocitic Leukemia-B in Costa Rica

Special Article / Artículo Especial

Julián Monge-Nájera & Vanessa Nielsen
The countries and languages that dominate biological research at the beginning of the 21st century

Book Reviews / Reseñas de Libros

Alvaro Morales Ramírez
Suárez-Morales, E. & M.A. Gutiérrez-Aguirre. 2001. Morfología y taxonomía de los Mesocyclops (Crustacea: Copepoda: Cyclopoida) de México

F.J. Zara & H.G. Fowler
Wilson, E.O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus