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Christopher Baraloto

Title: Director of International Center for Tropical Botany, Associate Professor

Office: OE 243

Phone: 305-348-4027

Email: cbaralot@fiu.edu

Department(s): Biological Sciences, International Center for Tropical Botany

Christopher is broadly interested in the mechanisms and underlying patterns of plant species distributions, their relationship with ecosystem structure and function, and their response to resource exploitation and global change. He primarily in the diverse lowland forests of South America, with principal research sites in French Guiana, Peru and Brazil.

Research Areas

  • Functional Traits and Community Assembly
  • Plant-insect interactions and beta-diversity of Amazonian tree lineages
  • Biodiversity, global change and forest management
  • Integrative studies of socio-ecological resilience, conservation and development