Ph.D., Biology, University of Utah. Environmental Science Program Graduate Coordinator, Co-PI UPR IGERT, Director Forest Dynamic Plot.
Urban Forestry and Forest Dynamics. The impact of hurricanes and humans, and their interaction, on the dynamics of tropical plant communities; tropical tree life histories and restoration ecology; orchid reproductive ecology and the ecology of ants.
Tropical Forest Resources (Grad), Topics in Modern Biology (Grad), Terrestrial Ecosystems (Grad), Biostatistics (Grad), Introduction to Ecology
- Human land-use selects species creating new forest communities with different successional pathways and distinct community equilibria after hurricane.
- Long-term phenological responses of the LEF plant community to climate variation
- Zimmerman, J. K., J. Thompson, and N. Brokaw. 2008. Large tropical forest dynamics plots: Testing explanations for the maintenance of species diversity. Pages 98-117 in W. Carson and S. Schnitzer (eds.). Tropical Forest Community Ecology. Blackwell Publications, Oxford, UK.
- Canham, C. D., J. Thompson, J.K. Zimmerman, and M. Uriarte. 2009. Variation in susceptibility to hurricane damage as a function of storm severity in Puerto Rican tree species. Biotropica, in press.