My primary research interests are in the impact of hurricanes and humans, and their interaction, on the dynamics of tropical tree communities. I am also interested in seasonal and long-term changes tropical forest reproduction. I am now working on linkages between socioeconomic factors and forest dynamics in rural and urban environments.
CIAM 6116. Tropical Ecosystems
Study of the characteristic ecosystems of island and tropical regions and their spatial distribution. The interactions among different biotic and abiotic components within these ecosystems, as well as the impact of natural processes and human activities on them are examined in a systematic manner using examples from the literature.
BIOL 6115. Communities and Ecosystems
A survey of current concepts in the origin and maintenance of species diversity, trophic interactions, and conservation and management of tropical forests and other ecosystems.
BIOL 6996. Analysis of Ecological Communities
A methods course for the analysis of data from ecological communities, including diversity measures, cluster analysis, ordination, multivariate experiments, and community phylogenetics.
Jimena Forero Montaña
Project: Sustainable timber harvest in secondary forests of Puerto Rico
Ana Carolina Monmany
Project: Landscape complexity and the nature of parasitoid community robustness
Victor Jose Vega Lopez
Project: Communities of endophytes in cultivated coffee (w/ Paul Bayman)
Project: Bat communities in urban areas of the Río Piedras watershed (ULTRA project)
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- 1989 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Ph.D., Biology
- 1983 University of Windsor, Windsor, ONT, Canada. M.Sc., Biology
- 1980 McGill University, Montreal, QUE, Canada. B.Sc. Biology