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Suzanne Koptur


Biological Sciences; International Center for Tropical Botany

Office: CASE 151, OE 232

Phone: 305-348-3103



Research Areas

My research focuses on understanding plant/animal interactions including herbivory and pollination. I am particularly interested to determine the following:

  1. The effects of habitat fragmentation on plant reproduction and insect/plant interactions in pine rocklands.
  2. The tritrophic interactions mediated by extrafloral nectar - plant protection by ants and other predators.

My research also spans in areas of cultivation of native wildflowers for creation of butterfly gardens, ecological schoolyards, and habitat restoration for rare species.