Carla Restrepo

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Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. Director of the Tropical Large-Scale Ecology Lab (TLSELab) at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Research Interests:

I combine quantitative methods, satellite imagery, GIS, non-spatial and spatial data coming from multiple sources, and field work to examine processes that modify the spatial structure of tropical landscapes, and the consequences of this heterogeneity on ecosystem diversity and functioning.

Current projects:

  1. Landslides and the Organization of Tropical Mountainscapes
  2. Vine expansion in post-agricultural landscapes
  3. Landscapes, Water, and the Sustainable Management of Tropical Watersheds
  4. Multimodal Distribution in Body Size

Recent publications:

  1. Xu, L. E. J. Bedrick, T. Hanson, and C. Restrepo. (Accepted) A comparison of statistical tools for identifying modality in body mass distributions. Journal of Data Science
  2. Sutton, L. and and C. Restrepo. 2013. Natural hazards, diverse economy and livelihoods in the Sierra de Las Minas, Guatemala. Journal of Latin American Geography 12: 137-164. pdf
  3. Delgado, D. L., M. E. Perez, A. Galindo-Cardona, T. Giray, and C. Restrepo. 2012. Forecasting the influence of climate change on agroecosystem services: Potential impacts on honey yields in a small-island developing state. Psyche. doi:10.1155/2012/951215
  4. Ramos-Scharron, C., E. Castellanos, and C. Restrepo. 2012. The role of shallow landslides in the downslope transfer of organic matter and its implications on the residence time of carbon in a tropical mountain system. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 117, G03016. doi:10.1029/2011JG001838. 
  5. Xu, L., T. Hanson, E. Bedrick, and C. Restrepo. 2010. Hypothesis tests on mixture model components with application to ecological and agricultural data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 15:308-326.

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