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CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 1)

June 14, 2010
CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 1) White Peacock Butterfly (Anartia jatrophe guantanamo). This butterfly is found south of the United States to Central America, Florida and throughout South America. This image was taken as part of research centered at CEIBA Biological Center, Inc. in Guyana, by Dr. Godfrey Bourne of the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Dr. Bourne is currently program director of the Behavioral Systems Cluster, Division of Integrative Organismal Biology at the National Science Foundation. Secondary research interests of Dr. Bourne's are in biodiversity issues dealing with the nature of determinants of herpetological assemblages in Kaieteur National Park, Guyana, impacted by illegal gold and diamond placer mining, multispecies frog breeding assemblages and their eavesdropping gnat and mosquito predator assemblages, and fish assemblages in small Neotropical streams. Dr. Bourne is personally involved (both monetarily and with his time) in administrating CEIBA Biological Center Inc. as a nonprofit research, education and conservation field station in Guyana. Research opportunities for postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students are available in Guyana on a diversity of organisms. This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. [One of several related images. See Next Image.] (Date of Image: 2004-2006)