overview

  • 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 works primarily in the diverse lowland forests of South America, with principal research sites in French Guiana, Peru and Brazil.

research interests

  • 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

    Our lab is broadly interested in the mechanisms underlying patterns of plant species distributions, their relationship with ecosystem structure and function, and their response to resource exploitation and global change. We work primarily in the diverse lowland forests of South America, with principal research sites in French Guiana, Peru and Brazil. Current research focuses on four themes.

selected publications

full name

  • Christopher Baraloto

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