Centenario de la publicación de “Las bromeliáceas epífitas consideradas como medio biológico” (1913) Clodomiro Picado Twight, pionero de la ecología de las bromeliáceas
he Costa Rican biologist Clodomiro Picado Twight (1887-1944) did pioneering studies on the fauna inhabiting epiphytic bromeliads. In his student days, France was the mecca of many Latin American academic. For being recognized as an outstanding student, received a scholarship to study at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), where he studied among other biologists Cuénot Lucien (1866-1951) and Émile Guyenot (1885-1963). Of them acquired the interest in the study of the then new subject of organic evolution and the idea that to understand life was necessary to put in a double perspective: the external environment (the habitat of a species) and internal environment (physiology ).