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Beth M. L. Morrison

Graduate student
I am broadly interested in how species interactions play a role in the maintenance of biodiversity and how they are influenced by anthropogenic drivers. To that end, I am currently assessing the impacts of deforestation on plant-hummingbird interactions in Coto Brus, Costa Rica. I hope to further our understanding of how interaction networks assemble in… Read more
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Itzel Arias Del Razo

Postdoctoral researcher
My research focuses on assessing the direct and indirect implications of predation and its impact on the environment. This approach allows me to better understand the role that biotic interactions play in the maintenance and functioning of ecosystems. I am particularly interested in assessing the impact of human activities (climate change, land use, and defaunation)… Read more
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Jessica Martin

Graduate Student
I am interested in the ecology of parasites, both ectoparasites (such as fleas) and pathogens. I conduct my fieldwork at a long-term study site near Portal, Arizona, where I am studying the effects of a keystone genus (kangaroo rats) on the prevalence of ectoparasites and pathogens in a desert rodent community. I am also collaborating… Read more
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Lucas Pavan

Ph.D. Student
My research focuses on tropical community ecology and conservation science. Currently I work in southern Cameroon where I am studying how the removal of large mammal species from tropical rainforests impacts avian communities and the ecosystem processes associated with them. Human hunting pressure on wild mammal populations is higher in the Congo Basin than any… Read more
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Pamela Hung

Administrative Assistant
Work phone: (650) 736-8005 Fax: (650) 724-4980 Work Address: Gilbert Building Room 316 Stanford, California 94305-5020
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Rodolfo Dirzo

Principal Investigator
My research is simply part of the research that most lab members are conducting. In addition to that, I conduct some projects in which students from Stanford –and from other universities– participate. I also conduct research in collaboration with other colleagues from a variety of institutions—nationally and internationally, including the following: Patterns of herbivory in… Read more
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Tyler McFadden

Graduate Student
I am interested in wildlife ecology, species interactions, and biodiversity conservation in managed forests. My dissertation research focuses on the ecology and conservation of keystone species interactions in the temperate rainforests of southern Chile. The rapid expansion of exotic timber plantations in this region during the last four decades has prompted concerns about their impacts… Read more

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Yasmine Antonini

Visiting Scholar

Maria Wojakowski

Graduate student

Charli Nicole Davis

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Fernando Gonçalves

Visiting Scholar

Benjamin Jones

Graduate student

John Schroeder

Graduate student

Benjamin T. Wilder

Visiting Scholar

Ramón Perea

Visiting Scholar

Pedro Galetti Jr

Visiting Scholar

Itzel Arias Del Razo

Postdoctoral researcher