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Christopher Baraloto

Director | International Center for Tropical Botany
Associate Professor | Biological Sciences
Dr. Christopher Baraloto

Chris' research focuses on tropical botany, community ecology and conservation. He works in sites across the Amazon and Guiana Shield seeking to understand the factors controlling plant species distributions, and the impacts of global change on forest structure and biodiversity. He has collected more than 5000 herbarium specimens distributed in collections throughout the world, and he has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. His lab works closely regional government agencies and NGOs to improve forest management and biodiversity conservation, and he serves as a scientific advisor to committees for natural reserve design and management in five countries across the Amazon region.

Chris has taught and mentored students from the USA, France, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Suriname; and he communicates his research results in English, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.

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Research Interests

  • Tropical Plant Diversity
  • Functional Ecology of Tropical Trees
  • Biodiversity, global change and forest management

Education

  • Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
  • M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
  • B.S. Biological Science, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

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